“Spenser Confidential” was directed by Peter Berg and produced by Neal H. Moritz, Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg. This film is great for all audiences, especially those who enjoy action-comedy movies.
Spenser, an ex-cop and ex-con played by Mark Wahlberg, teams up with aspiring fighter Hawk, played by Winston Duke, to uncover a sinister conspiracy tied to the deaths of two Boston police officers.
On the day that Spenser is released from prison, Captain Boylan and another policer officer that was Spenser's friend were murdered. When the cops closed the case, Hawk and Spenser decide to investigate on their own, making startling revelations along the way.
Throughout the film, Spenser's old mentor and boxing coach Henry, played by Alan Arkin, and his foul-mouthed girlfriend Cissy, played by Iliza Shlesinger, help Spenser investigate the mysterious case and bring culprits to justice.
The plot is cliché in the sense that the character least expected to solve a case, especially since cops are present in the film, ends up solving the crime, supposedly surprising the audience.
“Spenser Confidential” portrays just how crucial the judicial system can be when it comes to heinous crimes that can be easily covered up because of individuals' status or position.
Overall, this film had a lot of scenes allowing audiences a closer look into the plot as compared to other action-comedy films. I would definitely recommend this film.