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78
Based on 8 Critics
  • It's one of those films where you feel the authority right away: This movie knows its characters, knows its story, and knows exactly how it wants to tell us about them. show more

  • Realism by nature offends the dogmatic, and Michael Mann, in a writing-directing debut that makes one want to see his next movie instantly, is a devotee of the realistic in factual essentials, if not in esthetics. [27 Mar 1981]

  • Debut features are rarely this confident and accomplished, much less such a perfect blueprint of what to expect from a filmmaker down the line. show more

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