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I think the movie suffers from the same problem that its protagonist, Jack Frost, has. Once you get past the eye candy, the lively music, and the quirks of each "main" character, all you have left is emptiness. With the exception of Sophie, all the other players come off as self-absorbed and superficial. The irony is that Jack's cheesy sidekick, Scotch, probably goes through the most visible transformation (I say this loosely) on-screen. And that is the problem of the movie. There just isn't enough development of the relational dynamics within the movie to appreciate what is happening.
Heat, The Inside Man, and Collateral are my three favorite Michael Mann movies. Every good guy actor should play the villan at least once. Cruise is great and has great rapport with Foxx's Max. The Good: 1. Music score is greatly diverse. (The classics...indeed) 2. The overall flow is smooth, and the plot keeps its focus. 3. Love it when actors, who always play heroes, play the villan. Cruise shows he has some acting depth.
The Bad: 1. Mark Ruffalo's Fanning never really materialized. 2. Technologically speaking, Vincent using the cab's computer to view the USB drive contents probably does not happen in real life. I've seen those units. You're lucky to just get text.
Enjoyable, funny, and quite entertaining. Bateman, Sudeikis, and Day make quite an interesting trio and their character personalities mesh well together. I only wished Colin Farrell's character had a bigger part since I found his boss to be most interesting. Good: 1. Jennifer Aniston brings sexy back. 2. The Kenny Sommerfeld character was quite unexpected. Bad: 1. There were a few open ended twists that didn't quite go anywhere. 2. The bosses weren't that "horrible".