Chiwetel Ejiofor plays a blue-collar FBI agent hopelessly in love with his upper-class superior Nicole Kidman and obsessed for 13 years with solving the brutal rape and murder of a young woman.

Julia Roberts, delivering the film’s best performance, is the DA investigator who turns out to have a tragic connection to the crime and Joe Cole plays the chief suspect, a creepy loner protected by figures in high places.

This Hollywood remake of the 2009 Oscar-winning Argentinian film relocates the events to post-9/11 LA and ramps up the action, but can’t quite match the original for its tension and sense of romantic loss.