By Paul Katz
Updated July 21, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

During a civil war in the near future, a rookie photojournalist is dropped onto the really mean streets of Manhattan. While boning up on survival skills with the help of locals, he documents vigilante gangs and jittery civilians living in the conflict.

For Fans of…
John Carpenter’s Escape From New York and the cult TV series Nowhere Man.

Does It Deliver?
Sir, yes, sir. The dramatic images recall the nightly news, and stories of war-zone life ring true.