With 2006's "Harsh Times," 2008's "Street Kings," 2012's "End of Watch," and now "Sabotage," writer-director David Ayer has the marketplace cornered for violent, gravelly action-dramas centering around law enforcement and the hazards that come with the profession. For his latest film, he and co-scribe Skip Woods (2013's "A Good Day to Die Hard") do not cover all that much fresh territory, but the film commands attention by taking the material to its extremes. The outcome is unforgiving and buzzed with adrenaline, well aware of the moral corruption littering the landscape. This last point doesn't exactly help to ingratiate viewers to the thorny characters, but by the end it's a safe bet they aren't supposed to be liked.
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