• Released
  • January 17, 1997
  • R
  • Post-Noir (Modern Noir)
    Crime Drama
Albino Alligator Synopsis
Fleeing robbers stumble into staked-out bar.
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By James Berardinelli
A cagey, claustrophobic noir thriller highlighted by a few clever plot twists, some nicely- honed dialogue, and a half-dozen top-notch...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Spacey's deft directing can't offset a script that wants to be Chinatown and ends up as indigestible chop suey.
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60

Empire

By Kim Newman
The tension revs along nicely and - if you're not heisted out already - there's some suspense to be had.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
A workmanlike effort. It's not startling and it's not incompetent.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
With its jazzy saxophone noodlings during the opening credits and its bruised black-and-blue look, it's so quaintly and conventionally pulp...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Spacey does what can be done with the material, but it never achieves takeoff velocity.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Pretentious and show-offy, the noirish drama fairly reeks of film-student overkill.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Ultimately, the talented cast -- among them M. Emmet Walsh, Faye Dunaway, Skeet Ulrich, and Viggo Mortensen -- play to their easiest star...
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25

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The nasty, sometimes violent story was written by Christian Forte, a newcomer who is clearly under Quentin Tarantino's unpleasant spell,...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A glob of comedy, drama, action and suspense.
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Rated R