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Release Date: April 26th, 2002

DVD Release Date: September 10th, 2002

R|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
After the murder of his beloved wife, a man (Val Kilmer) in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn" (Peter Sarsgaard), becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette (Deborah Kara Unger) from her own demons, and gets entangled in a web of deceit full of unexpected twists and turns.

Cast: Val Kilmer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Goldberg, Luis Guzmán, Doug Hutchison, Anthony LaPaglia, Glenn Plummer, Peter Sarsgaard

Director: D.J. Caruso

Genres: Thriller, Crime drama

Production Co: Humble Journey Films, Castle Rock Entertainment, Darkwoods Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It contains one element of startling originality: its bad guy, nicknamed Pooh-Bear and played by Vincent D'Onofrio in a great weird demented giggle of a performance; imagine a Batman villain cycled through the hallucinations of "Requiem for a Dream." show more

  • Strikes out toward freakishly original territory after all. Fans of the off-beat, your movie has arrived. show more

  • A slick, stylish hardboiled caper filtered through a druggy haze and borrowing a bit of a "Memento" revenge motif and "Pulp Fiction" playfulness. show more

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