Sight and Sound -
"...An intriguing and extremely watchable movie..."
USA Today - 09/12/1997
"...Gorgeous....[Traci Lind] gives a warm performance..."
New York Times - 09/12/1997
"...[A] brilliant puzzle of a film....Mr. Wenders has made a film as resonant as his most memorable work..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/12/1997
"...Audacious and seductive....As complex as it is beautiful, it has echoes of 1984 and THE CONVERSATION and offers a shrewdly observed panorama of contemporary L.A. in general and Hollywood in particular..."
A Hollywood producer of violent action movies reflects on his ambitious, materialistic life after succumbing to the vagaries of street violence. His attack is captured on a new city-wide surveillance system, whose creator, while reviewing the details of the assault, comes to suspect the far-reaching implications of his brainchild. A morality play by German auteur Wenders on the evils of violence as well as the consequences of the actions taken against it.