A masterpiece of pure cinematic entertainment. As good as it gets.
I would kill to see this in a theater and on celluloid. I hope to god that happens someday.
This is a really weird little film but I dug it, I enjoyed seeing a very young De Niro in something so strange and off kilter. It's kind of like a proto-Taxi Driver, mixed with a satirical edge akin to Robert Downey's Putney Swope, and a structure and absurd sense of humor that reminded me a bit of what Tim and Eric went on to do a good 30 plus years later. The film did drag a bit for me at times, but it was still really cool, and certainly nothing like anything I've ever seen from De Palma.
Saw this tonight at a special advance screening thanks to the Alamo Drafthouse! There was a simulcast Q&A with the cast and director afterwards, and I was lucky enough to get my question asked via Twitter. I even got to see the moderator butcher my last name right in front of Crowe and the Gos! The movie itself was pretty solid. It's a really fun 70's noir, and Crowe and Gosling are an awesome and hilarious duo. I don't know…