12 March 2007 | AlanSquier
About Carradine's acting in this...
These reviews have lots of bad things to say about Carradine in this, but for me, he really made the film.
He is called bland here. One person says he acts like he doesn't know what he's doing in this.
I believe this is the point. This is a guy who was a rock star and then hit the skids and is a bum. And he doesn't really realize why.
And then he becomes embroiled as a witness to a race riot, is suspected of a killing, and is generally tossed about, and he reacts to all of this as a person who doesn't quite understand, and yet is driven by a desire to get revenge on those who are ill-using him.
This is the last film by a legendary director who never rose above B movies, but injected a quirkiness of his own. This isn't his best, but it is mesmerizing. It certainly is a violent film, but it isn't mindless. See it when you are in the mood for ridiculous plotting exquisitely directed.