release year:1998 genre:suspense viewing setting:home laserdisc, 6/15/98 what I expected:didn't really know what I got:a morass of death and betrayal
synopsis:An art heist goes wrong from the get-go, and the thieves have more and more trouble trying to unload the art while keeping from killing each other.
impressions:It started off good, got slow and senseless about 2/3 of the way through, then picked up at the end. Much of the problems could have been avoided if a certain character had just been killed...but I think we were supposed to hate that guy anyway.
acting:Ving Rhames was the lead bad/good guy; both he and David Caruso did good jobs as serious thieves. John Leguizamo did a good job as the irritating, idiotic one. Linda Fiorentino didn't show much as the woman they picked up on their way to Miami.
final word:Entertaining, good backstabbing drama.
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