Warp’s review published on Letterboxd:
Treated myself with the Arrow Blu-Ray from this and it didn’t disappoint. Great photography, brutal shoot violence at times and fast pacing. It’s similar to a Michael Mann film although it never knows to top his style. I also can also see Refn watching this before he made Drive. Willem Dafoe is great in this as this scum criminal but also William Peterson was doing his thing quite well. The car chase and that unexpected ending were also crazy.
The soundtrack also bangs hard, especially that money making scene with City of Angels - Wang Chung is almost pure ASMR. Fantastic cult flick, best Friedkin film I’ve seen from him yet.
The 2000th film I’ve seen!