Essentially a series of walking character sketches. The storytelling is slack and lackluster, the cliches rampant. show more
It's a cracking good detective yarn with hints of "Chinatown" and Raymond Chandler, and it's a sharp political lampoon of things we're all reading about on today's front pages. show more
Mr. Sayle's portrait is painfully unfunny, and the movie as a whole is a plodding polemic.