If Cage, Dafoe, and the other guy acting like low life shitbags is enough for you to enjoy a movie then you'll probably like this. It was nearly enough for me. I appreciated the unsubtle anti-gun stance... Read moreof the movie and its neon lighting. A lot of the film making techniques were distracting and I couldn't always get on board with its tone.
Legendary filmmaker Paul Schrader directs this "sordid and engaging crime drama" (The Hollywood Reporter) starring Academy Award (R) winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas) and Academy Award (R) nominee Willem Dafoe (Platoon). Ex-cons Troy (Cage), Mad Dog (Dafoe) and Diesel (Christopher Matthew Cook) are hired by an eccentric mob boss to kidnap a baby for a large ransom. When the abduction goes awry, the trio find themselves on the run from the mob and the cops. Vowing to stay out of prison at all costs, getting away with the crime is literally a matter of life and death.