Sight and Sound - 09/??/1999
"...Impressive....Carnahan emerges from his debut a genuine talent..."
Total Film - 10/01/1999
"...Slick and stylish....Morbidly funny verbals and plenty of innovative visuals..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
Box Office - 11/01/1998
"...An energy and style that's fresh and invigorating....[The dialogue] is fast, furious and fabulous..."
USA Today - 04/02/1999
"...Carnahan sustains the dark humor and brutal attitude (heightened by slow-motion, hand-held camera angels, intertitles, a goofy lounge music soundtrack and more) right up to a twisted ending..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/09/1999
"...A hilarious black comedy....Fast-paced, edgy and imaginative....It's a highly diverting and fully realized entertainment..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/09/1999
"...There is real talent here. The most engaging aspect of the film is its spoken dialogue....Carnahan is nothing if not stylistically open-minded..."
Two used car dealers are quickly losing their business to debt and their unit-moving competitor, Mr. Woo, when they are offered $250,000 simply to keep a car on their lot. The car, a Pontiac Le Mans, has been traced by the FBI from South America to California and has seen a lot of people die. Incidentally, there is also a bomb in the trunk. Joe Carnahan's (NARC) 1998 Tarantino-inspired debut was made in three weeks for less than $8,000.
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