• The direction, the pacing, the screenplay are a bad, very bad. Can't believe it is the same director/actor duo that gave us A Streetcar Named Desire and On The Waterfront, both, engrossing films.

    The only saving grace in this film is Joe McDonald's exquisite cinematography, through which he brings to bear his considerable expertise with film noir. It's the only thing worthwhile in this film and it is worth the price of admission.

    For the life of me, I can't understand all the high praise being showered on this film. Don't waste your time and mood watching it.