I write this review after having viewed this movie twice. Once when it was released on DVD back in 1997, and once last night. I watched it in 1997 when I was working in the high-tech industry, and based on the "Two Thumbs Way Up" review rating strategically placed on the DVD cover. Viewing the movie originally from the opening credits, was intriguing for the simple reason as it was so in your face with sexist, racist innuendoisms. Meaning I couldn't quite decide if the writer/director was trying to condescend with a brilliance, and he would surely redeem himself if I was just to be patient....or something completely different, in that just maybe the cast of three main actor performances, were really what carried this train-ride of sorts down the one-way tracks.
That said, fast-forward nearly two decades, the dot.com bubble demise, two crippling economic re-sessions and my second and, (final viewing) last night revealed that just maybe the brilliance once perceived of the writer/director, was maybe not quite so brilliant of me to allow myself to be deceived.
I will not be quite so harsh as some of the single star ratings, as I don't think they believed the, "in your face" bigotry was intended to be just that. I gave this movie a four star rating because of the portrayed acting by Eckhart, Edwards and Malloy, and maybe not-so-much for the writing and direction or...lack there of. Although, the ending of the movie was even more difficult to watch this time, than the first viewing some twenty years ago.