A good film from an accomplished director but one that is well down the list of his finest achievements.
Tavernier captures the moody, misty Louisiana atmosphere and has a low-key, slow pace that fits the energy of the sticky South.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
An excellent thriller that shouldn't go overlooked by fans of the genre.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
The film's atmosphere is so potent and the characters so richly drawn that we can forgive a few odd connections and coincidences.
It's a complex web of story in this film, but hardly hard to follow.
Even though the film meanders a bit, the skilful direction and camerawork combine with strong acting to create an engaging, insinuating thriller
| Original Score: 4/5
Even the main plot itself turns out to be mostly a loss, largely forgotten by the time we wrap things up in the end.
| Original Score: 2/5
| Original Score: 5/10
There are too many subplots going on to make it work other than as a mildly intriguing curiosity.
The whole gumbo lacks real zing.