Posted on 2/10/13 04:11 PM
A poorly marketed art film with many dimensions and layers --its an art film marketed as an action film and it totally threw me off.
When a bookie, known to rob his own gang, gets wasted for it.
and there is, interpolated throughout the movie, news excerpts of The United States Government robbing itself JUST AS the mobster (played Ray Liotta) robbed himself in the past . . .
and, when the real robbers come, Liotta gets the blame.
Ray Liotta is cast against type as are Brad Pitt and James Gandofilini.
The dialog is atrocious, slanderous, hateful, spiteful, ignorant indicative of the depravity of mankind and the rapidly eroding collective state of morality seen in American citizens.
The heroin using scenes are excellent, superbly cinematographic in nature -- the HEROIN ADDICT goes down a black rabbit hole into death and then is pulled back out by his partner-in-crime's conversation.
Its totally mesmerizing; a classic.