Fun action film that shines when focusing on the crackling chemistry of the lead actors & sharp script, but falters due to uneven direction. Willis & Wayans have fun in their respective and whenever they trade barbs, many due to Shane Black's superb dialogue (a running joke about Wayan's expensive leather pants is a highlight). Black's script does keep the twists coming, and the ultimate villainous plot is intriguing. Unfortunately, it is not handled well by director Tony Scott, who does gives some stylish action sequences but gives the film too many plot holes to follow (Willis's character, Hallenbeck, figures into the plot to conveniently). Plus, Scott downplays the Christmas atmosphere so much (a hallmark on any Shane Black script) that it's not even noticed, and thus you can't even call it a Christmas movie (unlike "Lethal Weapon" or "The Long Kiss Goodnight"). Overall, a fun action film but not the best by either Tony Scott or Shane Black.