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Noel Penaflor’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
Nicolas Cage and Werner Herzog had a baby.
These two were born to work together and it pays off in one of the most compelling films of the late-aughties despite the wonky title.
Most of Cage's um, output, from 2010 on has been forgettable straight-to-VHS garbage, so this just missed the bargain bin.
When Cage is good, he's really good. When he's not...SEE his past 150 movies, or rather, don't. But he's well matched to the material. His bad lieutenant is both your default Cage and a well written if abhorrent character.
The rest of the cast gets out of his way, from a dialed-down Val Kilmer, to an iguana, to Michael Shannon. It's a drug-fueled trip that should have had a different title.
Most of Cage's movies have been bad this century, but not this.
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