It took me a while to figure out that this movie, despite its FEB 2019 release date on disc, is close to 19 years old, which explains Spader’s wonderfully youthful look, cell phones with antennas, and 27” tube TV’s.
The movie’s overall production was quite cheesy, which I blame mostly on the director. It had the feel of a mid-90’s made-for-cable movie. The lead detective that Spader interfaced with, was the greatest source of cheese from the cast. Spader wasn’t bad, but was spotty in his role. Reeves was pretty good in his role (rating this performance relative to his other performances, since he’s not the best actor, but for some reason I enjoy him as a lead actor). Tomei is her usual ultra-cute and likable self.
As for the storyline, by the end of it I was actually rooting for Reeves (the bad guy) to off Spader (the tiring good guy). Did that happen? You’ll have to watch for yourself to find out.