Most philosophical neo noir I've seen, beating out Night Moves, and without sociopolitical pretensions; if you bunch it with the classics it's up there with Out of the Past, Mann's Raw Deal, Criss Cross and Where the Sidewalk Ends as an examination of what seems like fate but is actually just the brute, ultimately banal confluence of chance and character. May be one of the best post-Classical American genre films.
Easily the best adaptation of a Jim Thompson novel with this offbeat indie neo-noir. Jason Patrick's twitchy, dazed performance gets old pretty fast, but the rest of the cast - particularly the scene-stealing Bruce Dern - are top-notch. Subtly stylish with an unusual atmosphere and desert setting and genuine suspense and tension. One of the best of its genre.
great 90's hidden gem about a drifting committed man who finds himself on the run only to be taken in by a couple of strangers who have lucrative scheming plans in store for him. Jason Patric is fantastic because you don't know what he's going to do from scene to scene...stylish with southern noirish charm and a well written script