27 February 2004 | gleetroy
A good, funny, and unconventional movie
I thought this was a terrific movie! It was very different from the standard Feds vs. Mobsters type movie. Chris Noth is terrific as a Fed who seems to lead with his heart and not his head, which isn't a good idea when you're undercover. The rest of the cast is equally excellent. Colm Meaney plays his exasperated, cranky partner, who has a dysfunctional(but still sort of loving) relationship with his spouse, the always great Mercedes Ruehl. Dagmara Domincnk (I think I spelled that wrong)plays the tough Jersey Girl love interest, and she's hysterical. I loved Robert Patrick as Tommy Bells, the psychotic mobster who chops people up for fun. He succeeds in not only being scary but also very funny. The kind of guy when you don't know if he's going to sit in a chair or bash it over somebody's head. Elliot Gould is hysterical as the bad tempered "Godfather" who wants to get to his condo in Florida more. I think what I liked so much about this movie was that no one really acts like you would expect them to. I think this movie was a funny, suspenseful treat.