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Cast: Brendan Fehr, Erin Cummings, Nick Sandow, Tony Sirico, Burt Young
When one brother is murdered, the other, a retired police detective, finds himself pulled back into the criminal world he left behind to solve the mystery surrounding his younger brother's death.
"Zarra's Law" tells the story of Tony, a retired cop who has never gotten over the death of his younger brother who was involved with the mafia. When Tony finds out that the man accused of the crime is being released after serving just two years in prison he decides to do some investigating himself as he plots his revenge with a little help from his nephew.
"Zarra's Law is a crime/drama with the emphasis on drama. The film is a slow burn, it takes it's time telling the story and fleshing out the characters as it moves along. There's a good number of characters involved in the story both good guys and bad guys. The main character is Tony.. He has never been married because he has been determined to take care of his mom whom he lives with. But his brother's murder has always bothered him and the released of his accused killer has only increased his desire for revenge. But is he targeting the right man or is there more at play here than meets the eye? You will have to check out the film in order to find out.
Like I already stated, the film is slow moving so do not expect much action except at the very end. The story does have a few twists but one important one is given away earlier in the film. I do not understand why because by the time it is fully revealed later it seems pointless.
I would say the film is a bit below average as far as story goes but I felt the cast made it a better film including Tony Sirico as Tony and Brendan Fehr as his nephew. The rest of the supporting cast did a fine job as well including Burt Young.
I was not expecting a lot here but I was hoping for a bit more action and perhaps a few thrills along the way but instead it is mostly all drama. So if you like a good crime drama then I recommend checking this one out, it is not the best of its kind but I have seen worse.
Available on DVD, you can order it HERE.
Released by Arc Entertainment. ** 3/4 Out Of *****