When their poker game is knocked off by petty thieves, the Mob calls in their best enforcer, Jackie Cogan, to make things right. Under the eye of a mysterious driver, Jackie must track down and punish those responsible for the heist. His assignment is complicated by those he comes up against along the way — an aging, drunken hit man, some bumbling local gangsters, and the ladies’ man who ran the ill-fated game. —Cannes Film Festival
Andrew Dominik (born 1967) is a New Zealand-born Australian film director and screenwriter. He has directed two films so far: Chopper and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. —Wikipedia
if you dont like it turn of your filmstudies mind.Just let it flow,because that what it does,it flows. I think it was a brutal, gritty film about how desperate people can be done by weaving many little scenes to create microcosm of america in it's downfall.All done by one of the most exciting young directors around. The only thing that makes me sad is it'll be another 5 years till' i get another film from him. 4.5./5
This was barely a movie. Slight and meandering plot, extremely heavhanded and obvious social commentary and sometimes terrible dialogue. Had this been made by a newcomer with an unknown cast I might have been more forgiving, but considering the talent involved, this was boring and almost terrible.
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