Very poor movie
The first movie I ever walked out of. The main problems are the undeveloped characters and poorly unfolded "mystery." Actors yammer on in monotones and motives are not clear. Why, Neil Jordan, why?
There’s a little bit of fun and interest along the way and Lange has some fun with her eccentric persona, but this feels under-energised.
Despite a stellar cast, Marlowe doesn’t rise to the occasion, stumbling along without ever finding its footing.
While the star adequately acquits himself, Neil Jordan’s throwback noir is a cover song that knows all the notes but can’t capture its predecessor’s spirit.