Intelligent if slightly awkward melding of a gritty, sad drama of life of the street for working class
prostitutes, and a somewhat more melodramatic and soapy (if sometimes quite tense) serial killer
Unlike `Klute' where the world of hustling and thriller melded seamlessly, here there is a bit more
schizophrenia between the elements. For me, the crime sections, while sometimes effective, were
also quite familiar, and felt like TV and movies I'd seen many times before, whereas the portrait of
the day to day lives of hustlers felt like much more interesting and less often explored in a
non-exploitive way. The killings and investigation feel oddly grafted on.