Robert Crais is one of my favorite authors; Bruce Willis is one of my favorite actors. So it was a good bet that I'd like this movie, starring Mr. Willis and based (sort of loosely) on a book by Mr. Crais. A lot of the reviews have been harsh, but a lot of them simply don't seem to like crime thrillers all that much. The movie's very intense, at the end I felt like I'd been clenching my gut muscles through most of it. The director brings an interesting visual style. Or so I'm told. The opening titles are also kind of neat.