A charming drifter returns to his “home,” where he makes a desperate and very dangerous deal in order to reclaim his ex. When passion ignites into obsession, a treacherous game of “who can you trust?” spins a deadly web of intrigue and murder – from which no one escapes unscathed.
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Soderbergh's first experiment with fractured timelines; deconstructing different strands of the plot and attempting to put them back together again, 'crisscrossing', like the title of the original film. It's not quite there yet, but it's fascinating to see all the elements at work, as well as the often outstanding use of colour and composition. S.S. refined many of the same techniques in Out of Sight and The Limey.
Not Soderbergh's strongest. It's structure of the movie really makes you pay attention to what's going and there some quite beautiful shots but outside of that, the performances are weak and there are major flaws to the story towards the end.