From start to finish, it feels like an amalgam of various other crime movies.
| Original Score: 42/100
A hard-edged gangster revenge movie which suffers from a budget too small to enable it to rise to its rightful place as a major crime genre film.
| Original Score: C
It's less than ordinary in every which way.
| Original Score: D
It may not be as epochal a piece of work as Mean Streets, but packs what feels like a real-life punch none the less.
Energetic, earnestly performed and short on nuance.
For an updated -- but not revisionist -- version of Dead End or Angels With Dirty Faces or even Mean Streets, you could do worse.
The performances are correspondingly overblown and the soundtrack inundated with grandiose choral music and mediocre hard rock.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Robotic acting and outtakes from the Stigmata soundtrack complement the perfunctory plot, while the dialogue indulges massive backstorytelling and desperate iteration.
Seems to be cut from the same cloth as almost every low-budget mobster film.
| Original Score: 2/5