Confuses slowness for sophistication. Ambitiously aiming for the import of The Godfather and the look of Miller’s Crossing, this proves quite stilted and lifeless. A stellar cast feels slightly lost in the oversized mannerisms… there’s not enough larks with tommyguns nor moments of humanity that don’t feel forced. By no means a bad film, it is astonishingly well crafted, but an underwhelming swan song to Newman’s career.
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