The most exciting scene is when Brian Cox and Anthony Hopkins meet and shake hands and it reminds you that they both played Hannibal Lecter and then you spend the rest of the runtime thinking back about how cool that In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida shootout at the end of Manhunter was. Wasn't Manhunter great? Dennis Farina was good in it. R.I.P Dennis Farina.
INT. UNMARKED CAR -- NIGHT
DETECTIVE JOHNNY LOUD [Tom Hanks] slides into the passenger seat of the unmarked car holding a tray of coffee. Retired ex-cop and temporary partner RICK CLOSE [Max Von Sydow] reaches over from the driver's seat to grab his cup of joe.
This better not have cream in it, knucklehead.
Johnny rolls his eyes and then looks directly into the camera as if to say "do you folks believe this old coot?" to the audience.…
Bloody, cathartic and hugely entertaining. The editing seems a little off -- Sally Menke is sadly missed -- but it's easy to look past a bit of glut when you're watching Tarantino so effortlessly conquer yet another genre.
Took off half a star for his Australian accent but put it back upon his appropriate exit from the film.