This movie needed some Jay-Z. (I'm referring to the fact that Jay-Z put out an album "inspired by" the movie, but the music isn't in the movie.) It was long, and even, with a nice bit of mounting tension, but it didn't have much in the way of peaks and valleys along the way. Very steady for two hours, then one good, albeit short, action scene followed by a long, boring resolution. Public Enemy over the credits lifts you up a bit, but it's impossible to deny that I was left wanting for more. And Denzel's great, but even he seemed to be phoning it in a bit. It's like it was too easy for him. Gimme his "X" anyday.
Which is not to say it wasn't fun and interesting. It was. But "Zodiac" was a way better action/thriller.