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I saw the scoring for this film and thought 5.9/10 was just plain wrong and felt the need to give my opinion.
Personally, I'm quite a fan of those film noirs/crime dramas from the 40/50s, mainly because of their tense atmosphere and gritty realism and so with this being a remake of a classic original, this was right up my street.
All I'm going to say about the movie is that the plot is fast paced, exciting, with several twists and keeps you involved right through to the end.
David Caruso got panned by critics for his role in this and I felt that was unjust as I thought his performance and demeanour were just right for the character he was playing.
The rest of the cast is great and with some great performances by Ving Rhames, Nic Cage, Stanley Tucci, and in particular Anthony Heald as the scumbag lawyer.
As a previous reviewer said, perhaps some people were put off this film by the sheer nastiness of some of the characters, but try to put that to one side and enjoy the ride.
I'd probably give this movie a solid 8/10, but because of the overall rating I'm going to give it a 10.
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