I wanted to love this film, being huge fans of the three leads, but its just so so and kind of a mess at times. Almost feels like multiple directors worked on it but I need to confirm that on imdb. Robert Ryan steals most scenes, which he usually does, but has an easier time of it here in this rather limp story.
Stiff police procedural that suffers from Hughes' meddling interference and Mitchum's terminal boredom. Nobodies seems to care much, which is a shame because the source material is solid and the film could have been a gripping syndicate drama instead of a by-the-numbers cops & robbers flick.