Jacob Cunningham’s review published on Letterboxd:
Truffaut’s second feature is a darkly funny tragedy, and a self-professed ‘grab bag’ of influences, paying homage to noir and all the other Hollywood films that inspired him over the years.
So in that respect it’s quite different to his first film.
It’s got style coming out the ass, great characters and a memorable shootout, but I never really engaged with it any deeper than the surface. It’s a little all over the place and I didn’t really connect with any of it.