this is...a very good movie??!
My expectations were of course very low but I am stunned by how much I enjoyed it. It has that weird Michael Mann atmosphere that I have come to love dearly. The Tangerine Dream score is fantastic, and there are some gorgeously shot sequences throughout.
Obviously it isn’t perfect. The pacing is off, it feels underdeveloped at times, and some of the design aspects are a bit goofy and dated, but as a small, atmospheric arthouse horror film, I enjoyed it immensely.
If the film manages to still be this good at a rushed 90 minutes, I can only assume that Mann’s original 2 hour 30 minute cut is a masterpiece 🤷♂️
Finally, with this being the last Mann film I had to see, here is a completed ranking of his work