Can't sugar coat the negatives, the dialogue/v.o. is as indulgent as Tarantino wannabes can get, and the pacing is downright terrible at times and no idea what accent Phillippe is going for. Though there's a certain ambition to the irredeemable characters and the reflexive Peckinpah ending is nice. Most of all James Cann is stone cold boss stealing the show with a beautifully restrained performance. Worth seeing.
Being Christopher McQuarrie's directorial debut, my expectations were too high. A Peckinpah-like crime thriller with a diffuse story line and shallow character development. The shootout at the end is the only intense moment, without being surprising at all.
Surprisingly slow-paced action thriller. The numerous plot twists are obvious, the dialogue sounds like it's written by a film school reject who's overdosed on Tarantino, and the acting is awful - even great actors like Benicio Del Toro and James Caan sleepwalk through their roles. Worst of all, it's just dull and talky, making it a chore to sit through.