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  • Summary: When a powerful mob boss (Walken) gives ex-gangster Jimmy the Saint (Garcia) one last job, it's an offer he can't refuse. But when someone gets killed, Jimmy and his partners are marked for death, leaving Jimmy just 48 hours to put things right for his buddies and the woman of his dreams (Anwar). (Miramax) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. 75
    It's a perversely comic movie ride into the wild blue of crime and punishment.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    70
    Tartly written and vividly performed by a fine ensemble cast, Gary Fleder's bracingly entertaining first feature covers familiar ground in a fresh, breezy way.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    Colorful. [1 December 1995, p.D13]
  4. The movie features a very cool soundtrack and more hip lingo than two ears can absorb. But, like the air in Denver, this movie is spread awfully thin.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    33
    Its greatest achievement is that there isn't a single convincing scene in it.
  6. Like a nincompoop version of "The Usual Suspects."
  7. 10
    Ought to be the subject of an obituary, not a review. A creepy film noir modeled on Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs," it was a stinking stiff on arrival.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 13, 2011
    9
    A highly under rated movie. Don't pay heed to the so called "professional reviewers" and just enjoy this one. If you read the reviews posted here at metacritic it sounds like the reviewers from the two San Francisco newpapers didn't actually watch the movie.

    Excellent writing, many of the expressions are "insider". Garcia is fantastic charmer in this one and Christopher Walken is as creepy as ever. The minor characters add much to the film; I'm refering to Steve Buscemi and Fairuza Balk. Fariuza Balk is outstanding even with her limited screen time. Great ensemble cast and fine character story development.


    Again, just watch and enjoy; this movie is highly under rated. Garcia and Walken fans will delight in this one.
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