An intense if predictable action thriller from Tony Scott - it's not one of his best and certainly not original but Washington's performance is effective and it's certainly watchable. Unfortunately, there's too many quick cuts that can make it jarring but despite this it still manages to be entertaining.
Tony Scott at the height of his visual power, held back by some, shall we say, disturbing ideological undertones that make the beauty the ugliest he ever shot. The second half plays a bit too much like a disturbing movie pretending to be fun, only justifiable if you want to call it ironic. Makes me miss Lang, a master of revenge, who knew how to strike the right tone of moral ambiguity. 3 stars.
A well-rounded, sprawling (in a good way) thriller that gets better with every viewing. Here, Scott's hyper-kinetic style isn't a gimmick; it suits Creasy's drunken, outraged psyche perfectly. Washington and Fanning also have perfect, affecting, believable chemistry.
Loved it - loved almost everything about it. I loved the editing that so many complain about. I loved the story and how it could have felt like two distinct, disjointed films, yet Scott manages to hold it all together. The story really hit me. It feels like a 21st century Alfredo Garcia, and now ranks on my list of the most underrated films of the last decade, as well as among my favorites.