Novelist Richard Price adapts his own book about a single woman (Julianne Moore) whose son disappears during a carjacking episode. She blames an African-American man from the projects, kicking off an intense racial controversy. But is she telling the truth? A tough cop (Samuel L. Jackson) tries to get to the bottom of this mystery before the city explodes. The story is tense, but the acting frequently spills over into histrionics.113 minutes R.