This is really only notable for Nic Cage's performance, which, to be fair, is great. But outside of that it's completely unremarkable. It's not bad persay but nothing is notable. The script is fine, the other actors are fine, the direction is fine. I don't understand how this was nominated for multiple Oscars, ESPECIALLY Best Director, in a year where Apollo 13 and Sense & Sensibility were snubbed for the category (despite both of them also being nominated for Best Picture).
Anyway, this isn't even in Cage's top five performances, so I'd say don't bother watching this.