Fade to Black Reviews
Diego Luna and Paz Vega can't add the flavor this convoluted mystery needs to be saved, but the director certainly has a future with a better script and a peppier pace.
Christopher Walken is his usual oddly-inflecting self; his stoccato oddness a joy to watch played opposite Danny Huston's effortless humour, confusion and fear. Being mostly British financed, obviously we'll only ever show this film in one screen of the smallest cinema in the West End - because we're an imbred island of shit-sucking silly fucks that refuse to support our own film industry. This film - like so many others before it - deserves more respect than that.
The 'good news' is that the film got funded and made at all, which overcomes one of the pessimisms of the movie. The bad news is that the message(s) had to be so blurred as to make the film very difficult to enjoy, and any chance of the right people coming away with the right message minimised.