Though directed in different style, thematically, this period movie is a companion piece to King of New York and The Bad Lieutenant, forming an urban crime trilogy and representing Ferrara's best work.
| Original Score: 3/4
A brilliant, very visceral piece of film-making with an infectious strain of morbid humour.
[Ferrara] still finds sharp new ways to explore the nuances of a trite-sounding story.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
You're engaged on a moral level rarely found in movies about violence.
Now here is a gangster movie that does not want setups or payoffs like traditional gangster movies.
Film after film, Ferrara and St. John are finding new ways to scream.
| Original Score: B+