Bill Duke's 1992 gritty neon crime-downer, where the drug world is contorted against a backdrop of a thousand shades.
Laurence Fishburne is the star here as an undercover cop who is fresh on the squad and dropped right into the drug trade, setting his sights on a group of Latino gentlemen running the coke game along with Jeff Goldblum as their seedy lawyer/lackey.
Goldblum and Fishburne click, eventually, and consequently form a partnership so they can sell Goldblum's new prospect: a legal synthetic form of cocaine. A mess of violence, double-crossings, and trampled humanity ensues.
Bill Duke's got a powerful film here, one packed with entertaining moments and a gripping-though-fairly-convoluted story.
Thanks to Bojan Bazelli, the cinematography is so lush,…