Jason Patric and Ray Liotta have an intense, good cop-bad cop partnership in director Joe Carnahan’s good-looking crime thriller. But the constantly coiling intentions of Liotta’s character ultimately undo him and the believability of the entire scenario.
D. A. Pennebaker's documentary record of David Bowie's last concert featuring his Ziggy Stardust persona is a pretty bare-bones affair, with a few backstage snippets to add a touch of intimacy to the historical moment. Now restored and sounding good, it's still not one of the great concert films.
Before convicted heroin dealer Monty Brogan (Edward Norton) takes his last ride as a free man up the river for a seven-year sentence in a federal penitentiary, director Spike Lee plays on our pity. But beneath the film’s almost ridiculously simple slice-of-life story is a subtext that’s disjointedly cryptic.