Everyone needs money! Thats why they call it money
Most David Mamet movies *are* B-level, no?
I honestly think this movie sets a record for cliche-to-minute ratio. Montages with spraying tommy guns, spoony broads who sleep with the enemy, ridiculously squirrely accents (no idea what Gosling is going for but he ends up in Bugs Bunny territory), just enough ethnic minorities to fill our Gangstaaaar Squad quota, god-awful voiceover for the mouth breathers, etc. At one point one of the heroes shoots his gun backwards *and* upside-down yet still manages to pick off two goons, so that's new I guess.
At least "Dick Tracy" had action figures and a McDonalds tie-in. Someone please get Nolte a throat lozenge.
So "Shadow of a Doubt" isn't even that great to begin with (yeah you heard me)-- and being fairly taken with with the director-- I had high hopes. Sadly, while it's definitely a Park Chan-Wook joint, all style and no substance makes Charlie a dull boy. Granted it may have been a conscious choice to have everyone behaving like drugged zombies but it was a crappy choice. Boo :(