Monday, June 20, 2011


I decided to revisit this film as I only had a faint recollection of the ending. I am glad I did, as this is a fine piece of cinema. A true Michael Mann thriller. It has the appeal of a big action blockbuster, but with a subtle artistic flair that makes it almost seem like an indie. I love the whole jazzy, after-hours mood of it. The pacing is perfect, building up to a thrilling climax that had my heart pounding! It’s easy to see why this was nominated for Best Film Editing at the Oscars. Jamie Foxx got the Oscar nod for this, but this was also a good vehicle for Tom Cruise. Never mind all his real-life eccentricities, the man really is a great character actor.

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