This film is what you would call a traditional crime film set in new york, It's not perfect, but what it does have going for it is, good cinematography, good acting, great music, and themes that will make you sit and think what would you do for attention and fame.
Where this film won't be in anyone's top 100 films, I think it has it's great moments and overall is just a well told story.
If you are looking for what I dislike, something that stands out a lot is the narrator, he's quiet annoying. Very unnecessary, without him the movie would have received 4.5. However he's a part of the film, sadly.