Across 110th Street ★★★

I'm a sucker for crime films set in a gritty 1970s New York. This one begins well with a bodged heist and continues at a nice pace. Unfortunately, this is followed by a distinct lull and it's here that the film looses its way - and does so for far too long. The climactic ending is quite thrilling, satisfying and does make up for some wayward storytelling before it. But once a film loses its momentum, it tends to loose its audience and by this point my emotional connection already gone.