jadawson’s review published on Letterboxd:
A film with poor acting that is made by a master. The camera and cinematic elements utilized here are by far the most interesting part, and Kubrick makes good use of the score to set and maintain the tone of the film. The script is barebones with some not great dialogue, and the acting isn't very good as previously mentioned, but there was enough going on here to get across the noir-ish vision Kubrick had for this.
Also, Jamie Smith looks like a buffer Bobby Flay from certain angles and I can't unsee it.