After an awkward start, it hits its stride to become an entertaining pulp thriller. Unfortunately, it gives away what could have been an effective twist early on - but the cast is spirited and the filmmaking stylish. Despite its flaws (it goes a bit overboard toward the end), it has enough strange and effective moments to make it a solid effort that shows Jennifer Lynch may yet have talent as a filmmaker.
I was completely surprised by this film and found it not only enjoyable, though dark and uncomfortable as Bill A. describes, but very much in the tradition of her father - though admittedly, this film is by far nowhere near as abstract as his. I think she did a great job working with Julia Ormond and Bill Pullman who as of late seem often flat and listless. Very watchable and a must see for Lynch fans.
Même si l'on peut à juste titre rechigner sur quelques outrances, entre autres concernant le comportement hautement extravagant, maladif, voire improbable des deux flics du cru ou l'ambiance pesamment "folklorique" du commissariat de police, il reste à saluer l'efficacité indéniable du propos, l'étonnante roublardise de l'intrigue et une cinglante mise en scène des plus percutantes...
Could be a better film with a decent re-edit (taking out the first sequence under the credits would resolve probably all of its issues). I also can't tell if Pullman was acting manic or simply hamming it. There are some effective moments, and is an interesting addition to the (OK, kinda) Lynch-ian canon.