Fantastic movie, I love it more every time I watch it. It looks beautiful (even if most of the gang costumes are mental), moves at a fair clip and the editing of the fight scenes elevate them from the usual tough guy 70s punch ups to something snappier and more fluid. Despite the knives and baseball bats brandished, this is not your usual action film, but a gorgeous, light slicked dance by desperate people, wronged and wanting home.
I am astonished that someone with such an eye for a beautiful shot can now turn out something that looks so made for TV. Bad made for TV. Stupid, stupid casting, bad writing, awful acting... This would never be a good film, but when compared to Deep Red or Bird With The Crystal Plumage it's an embarrassment.