First half of this movie, 5 stars. It’s gritty but Frank Sinatra shows humanity in the face of the three standard personalities: queer, homophobe, and Joe Leland (Sinatra). Leland is the only ally in New York City.
Second half of this movie, 3 stars. Rather than take the first half’s plot to a logical conclusion, it becomes a wending, winding road. It introduces and kills a new character heretofore unknown through the first 70 minutes and makes them into the focal point of the whole charade.