The director who brought you "Nightcrawler" Dan Gilroy tries to tell a story about an idealistic defence lawyer called "Roman" played by Denzel Washington. Roman who's mentor "Jackson" is seriously unwell, so Roman tries to step in and keep the firm going by taking on the cases. Roman's character shows tendencies of being savant and uses this to his advantage in court of law.
His mentor doesn't recover from his illness and dies, living his daughter to sell up and close the firm. Roman is then recruited by one of the legendary mentor's former students "George Pierce" played by Colin Farrell. Roman finds himself in a series of events that even his activism character is tested to the limit. The way the film ended left me rather disappointed and this film could have been a really good story.
Personal Rating 6.5/10 | Critics Rating (IMDd) 6.4/10