Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
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  1. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    33
    Its greatest achievement is that there isn't a single convincing scene in it.
  2. An overwrought gangster fable.
  3. Has that title going for it, which might annoy or provoke you. It makes me suspicious. It's the kind of flashy, meaningless title that's usually given to drab, pointless films.
  4. Things to do in the movie theater until you mercifully die of boredom sums up this witness' response to the ordeal of sitting through this movie.
  5. Like a nincompoop version of "The Usual Suspects."
  6. 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.
User Score
4.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User 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 postedA 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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