I really enjoyed this one. It was really not well-received at the time of it's release, and it seems to continued to get fairly negative reviews to this day. I think the problem is that this film is sold as an action film, and that's just not what it is. It's an adaptation of a Gerald Petievich novel (he also wrote "To Live and Die in L.A."), and it plays like an adaptation of a sleazy, bloody crime procedural. There's no "action" in it per se, but I don't think it needs action sequences to sell it's story. It's magnificent ensemble cast includes Viggo Mortensen, Seymour Cassel, Tony Lo Bianco, Paul Gleason, Tobin Bell and Dan Hedaya.
A pretty by-the-numbers action film. There's nothing particularly wrong with it, but I can't say it stuck with me for longer than a few minutes after it ended. Austin and Lundgren are both agreeable screen presences, but it would be nice to see them team up in something more memorable than this.
I thought this was going to be excruciating, but it was simply not funny. Denise Richards looks pretty good for somebody my age ... and that distracted me for a while. Eugene Levy must be coming close to using up whatever good will he had left. Tyler Perry isn't a very good actor.