Val Kilmer and Michael Hudson boast there names in the credits, all the actors play their parts well, and the plot, though not new, is a sturdy one. Even with all this going for it the film is still not worth watching unless you are made to, you could probably fall asleep at most parts and wake up and not have missed anything important or interesting, unless that is you like plenty of desert and the enjoyment of guessing what is going to happen next, (and being right most of the time). The only time there is a slightly surprising twist is when Fay Forrester the Femme Fatal of the film (Joanne Whalley) turns against Jack Andrews (Val Kilmer). But again you aren't that shocked that it happens.
With the exception of some good acting this film leaves much to be desired. For a start it doesn't have a film feel, it feels more like a TV film or a series. The gun sounds throughout don't carry the bang you expect them to, it's almost like they are being fired under a blanket and the music score to accompany key scenes is repetitive and out of place, it would be more suited to a Hitchcock movie. Also little things in the film add to the overall disappointment, in two shots a framed picture is seen and the second time it has changed, another scene Fay Forrester is loading a gun only to have the gun change when she leans out of the car to shoot.
This film is probably one that the actors would like to forget and one that most should not know about. Change it to black and white and you have something which would be an okay Film Noir but as it is, it is only good acting mixed with a boring monotone script and some hasty editing, throw in some black humour elements and this film may have had something to hold on to.