It’s difficult to fairly assess a film aimed so carefully at my heart. It even has Tom Waits, for goodness’ sake.
I'm quietly angry that I missed this on re-release. Not be all cine-wanker, but it's a gorgeous film and surely benefits from the famous Big Screen Experience.
Anyway, if you like Heat you'll like this. Similar approach, different focus.
James Caan reminds me of some of the guys my mum dated after the separation. That's not necessarily a criticism.