A minor step-down from S. Craig Zahler's two previous films, but Dragged Across Concrete is still a brutally riveting time, especially for a crime drama.
Since it is a slow-burn (like with the rest of Zahler's filmography), the heavy 158-minute runtime can undeniably be felt at points here, much more than his preceding works I thought.
Even then, that doesn't take a whole lot as Dragged Across Concrete boasts just enough compellingness thanks to the mostly reliable way it's approached at, both in a mature and leisure manner.
The three main actors play their prominent parts well, and as always with Zahler, the grisly gunplay violence hits hard in this whenever that typically comes into fruition, especially in the climactic finale.
A fairly satisfactory pulp piece in the end. Doesn't quite reach his other films in terms of enjoyment, but I'm certainly interested to see what the director tackles next.