Oh boy. This hasn't aged well.
On the plus side, there's some prime Nic Cage acting, particularly in his conflicted "I'm Castor Troy!" scene in the prison.
Also on the plus side, Nick Cassavetes. Six words: "No more drugs for that man!"
On the minus side, there's some prime John Travolta acting.
Also on the minus side, the action takes ages to kick in.
Further on the minus side, which waiting for the action to kick in, we have to…
I wanted to like this film more than I actually did, but it was largely disappointing.
This isn't the fault of the cast. In the film, they exist on the scale from "are fabulous" to "have the potential to be fabulous". What they're largely let down by is the construction of the film.
Each scene is entered late, rushed through, and left at the earliest opportunity. With no attempt to let any scene breathe, the resulting whole is considerably less…