Dragged Across Concrete feels like an epitaph on the career of Mel Gibson. He's done good work for so many years, only to be busted down to making movies that make their debut off the big screen.
The brutality of this film almost demands that it be seen with friends who enjoy being shocked. There has not been this kind of mutilation in a film with this kind of acting in my life of watching film. The real prize is Vaughn, who shows complete trust in the words and storytelling of the writer and director.