I was curious to see this one again, both because I hadn't seen it in a long time (and subsequently didn't remember much of it) and I had seen 'One False Move' recently, a somewhat offbeat thriller, which was written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson as well (although here, there were more writers involved). And, to begin with: the writing here is again quite well done, except for the end of it, where I didn't much care for the choice to let Morgan have his 'day at the beach' - including a poor death scene and, at the very end, Jesse and Steve are seemingly not feeling more than a just little awkward about all that had gone down...
Again, like in 'One False Move', there is some pretty hard violence in it, in which Amanda Plummer 'steals the show' as a victim when her Bridget meets her untimely end. Then, there's a (short) scene that reminded me strongly of 'Pulp Fiction', but then again, maybe 'Psycho' was the first to use the idea of the coincidental meeting at a crosswalk...? The point made elsewhere in a review that the viewer would feel burdened to sympathize with lead character Jesse, as he is selfish, reckless and at the root responsible for all the ensuing misery, is a fair one and well taken into account by yours truly. But also note the great writing (ideas / dialogues) in parts such as the 'public toilet drug bust'-, 'the out in the woods rehab'- or the 'is he talking about her or her boat'-scenes. Well, great, they're sort of devious and original - offbeat for short, I suppose.
The acting is overall pretty good, though I found some bits by Corbett not up to par, e.g. in the aforementioned doozie of a death scene.
7 out of 10.