Not exactly one of the better detective thriller films especially in a post "French Connection" world. The worst part of the film is the title characters, as they represent something but the idea never gets fully fledged out as it gets lost in the convoluted plot.
What is of note is that the film is a precursor to the bi racial buddy cop film that Walter Hill would write the template for in "48 Hrs". There are racial elements present…
"The Needle In The Hay" / "I'm going to kill myself tomorrow" scene may be Anderson's best.
Between Luke Wilson taking off the layers he has hid behind, the choice of music, and the Graduate inspired quick cut flashbacks of his life and loved ones, Anderson creates the most tragically heartbreaking moment in his canon.
In order to appreciate this new installment to the unwanted addition of Spider-Man films we must drop this act that it is "unwanted". I even find myself falling into the repetitive lines of "unnecessary reboot" or "comic book film for the tweens" when it comes to talking about these films, but about half way through this movie I remembered I liked the first one.
The villains are weak in the film, I do not necessarily even like the performances of…