Malcolm Toohey (Joel Edgerton of Zero Dark Thirty) is a committed husband, father and a dedicated detective who’s not afraid to put his body on the line. After surviving a shot through his bullet proof vest during a major drug bust, he and his squad rowdily celebrate their success and Malcolm’s courage at the local pub. That night, his Drugs Squad rowdily celebrates their success and Malcolm’s courage at the local pub. Although Malcolm has been drinking, he gets in his car to drive home – and a tragic accident occurs.
Shortly after, Jim Melic (Jai Courtney of Divergent) and his veteran partner Carl Summer (two-time Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson) are assigned to the case. Jim narrows his focus onto Malcolm as Carl does everything he can to cover up the truth for a fellow cop, putting his own distinguished career on the line.
As these three detectives become embroiled in a tense psychological struggle, every idea they’ve ever had about the meaning of justice, guilt, and innocence will be questioned. How far will each man go?