This is one of those many Eastwood movies that are left in the shadow of his more accomplished works like Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby etc. This one may not reach quite to the same level with those films, but still this is a movie of great skill and workmanship. Hard to find another thriller that has this much warmth and humanity without having to sacrifice the aspects of exitement. This one has a great cast; Eastwood, Hackman, Judy Davis, Laura Linney, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn etc. They all give great performances. This one is a small classic.