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Basically plays like an old hard-boiled detective movie from the 40s or 50s that has been colorized and spiced up a bit with a few salacious scenes.
I really liked it, but I'm afraid that it might seem too slow and hokey for most modern audiences. I, however, was really pleased by how well it captured the feelings of the old Bogart, etc. movies I grew up with. It just produced warm feelings of nostalgia for me.
If you enjoy old detective movies, it might be worthwhile to give this lightly modernized take on an old genre a try.
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