He rated it 4/5.
I too think that this is a very good noir. The first 80 odd minutes made me very nervous watching this successful lawyer with a shot at a senate seat getting himself involved with prostitutes in an escort service. It's tense. We know trouble lies ahead.
This actor, Patrick Wilson, was also in "A Kind of Murder". He does "worried" and "troubled" very well, and then he can shift to confident in a flash. He's well cast in both these roles. His wife is Lena Headey in a well-written role. The writing here is strong. Director Mora Stephens kept the movie tight.
After 83 minutes, it moves away from what he's up to and into the consequences, which are meaty indeed.
He does have a zipper problem, but the movie could have been called "The Senator" to emphasize the corruption element that overwhelms everything else in the final portion, and it's not in the seeing of high class prostitutes either. That activity and the girls involved come across looking a more honest endeavor. Ray Winstone is a reporter, and his part brings a big surprise. The metascore is only 39; I feel that's too low. The IMDb vote is 5.7, also on the low side. I do not comprehend why viewers and raters do not see the strengths of this movie. It's way much better than the run-of-the-mill police story, action story, and loosely-characterized neo-noir. This one is for real, even if no masterpiece.