Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: December 15, 1995 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 22 Critics
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15
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A love-hate poem to L.A., and when Mann takes in the streets, the freeways and LAX, he doesn't give us shiny "Lethal Weapon"-style travelogues. He shows us an L.A. that's grim, bare, a bit smoggy and ruled by street smarts. [15 Dec 1995]
80
A lot of very good actors...do honest, probing work in a context where, typically, less will do.
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Film.comAndy Speltzer
Someone should confiscate Mann's synthesizer. Just when a scene starts rolling along, this synth beat fades in and destroys the mood.
60
A cool and rather detached movie...Heat generates lots of energy but gives off little light.
50
Its sensational looks pale beside storytelling weaknesses that expose the more soulless aspects of this cat-and-mouse crime tale. [15 Dec 1995]