'The Devil's in the Details'
(Ray Liotta, Emilio Rivera, Joel Mathews, Raymond J. Barry, et al / DVD / R / (2012) 2013 / Anchor Bay Entertainment)
Overview: After serving a brutal tour of duty, veteran soldier Thomas Conrad (Joel Mathews) is looking forward to a peaceful life at home with his family. But a drug cartel’s ruthless enforcer (Emilio Rivera, Sons of Anarchy) has other plans for him.
DVD Verdict: OK, I'm sorry to say this straight off, but this is one very, well, muddled film that tries to be so many things - and ends up being none of them successfully. Chronologically structured it is just way too convoluted and highly confusing. Especially in its conclusion, sorry!
The story, as is, tells us of Thomas Conrad, who after serving his country in a brutal tour is having a hard time adjusting to normal life. He is sent to see someone (Liotta) who will help him adjust. While there he begins to explore the problems he has had with his family as well as recalling his meeting with a drug cartel enforcer (Rivera) that changed his life forever.
Sure the movie is quite suspenseful, even if the movie itself is pretty much played out in an all-action setting. Indeed, most of the film is an exercise in torture and the rest is an assortment of unrelated scenes. Truly, I couldn't keep track of who was good, who was bad, who was both ... but, then again, perhaps it was meant to be like that?! These is a Widescreen Presentation (1:85.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.