Class acting from Sam Rockwell in the leading role, Julia Roberts as a seductive dangerous spy and Rutger Hauer as a ruthless but charismatic killer. It looks good with a lot of sets, cars and costumes from the middle of 1960s to 1980s but it takes itself too light to be taken serious and too damn cruel and full of profanity to become funny.
Sometimes this is a good film, but its inconsistency stops it from really developing into anything more than a selection of fragmented set pieces, telling a muddled story involving several subplots. Sam Rockwell puts in a strong performance as usual, and therein also an inspired cameo from Brad Pitt and Matt Damon.
I can't really speak to others comments about Soderburgh but clearly very influenced by the Coens in a good way. The comedies of theirs that I like often have GC in them so maybe the influence flows the other way? Some very funny gags, even ones of casting which made me laugh out loud, and Sam Rockwells performance is great. Loved it.