By DAVID WEINER
April 30, 2013
Proof can be a powerful weapon in this crime-thriller that teams up Mark Wahlberg with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Russell Crowe. Wahlberg is Billy Taggart, an ex-cop barely making ends meet as a private detective. When the mayor (played by Crowe) offers an opportunity to regain his badge and gun, he jumps at the chance. Billy is tasked to spy on the mayor's wife (played by Zeta-Jones), whom he thinks is having an affair that could interfere with his chances for re-election. But when a key player is murdered, Billy realizes he's been double-crossed – and ignites a war with the corrupt politician. Directed by Allen Hughes, the film also stars Kyle Chandler, Alona Tal, Jeffrey Wright, Natalie Martinez, Michael Beach and Barry Pepper.