Hm, quite the suprising and strange flick......
This was one strange flick. While watching it I was constantly surprised and perplexed.
Sadly, with sites like these, there are too many people that want to automatically assign any flick into some sort of proper slot and if it does not fit, then the film is either a bore or failure.
I would really like to read a few interviews with the director about this flick. This movie simply does not fit into any sort of criteria or genre - it's a serious drama, with comedic undertones. It's a buddy cop flick, but not. It's a gangster flick, but not totally. It's an action flick but moves at a slowly revealing pace. It is also similar in ways to a Cohen flick.
There was some really good dialog and some excellent back and forth between characters (I loved the sequence between Gibson, Vaughn, and Johnson).
Then there is the dialog throughout the flick (I kept wondering if David Mamet might have had a role in the screenplay with the unique dialog).