I can´t understand at all how people can compare this classic to a cheap TV-production. In my opinion, "Romeo is bleeding" can play on one level with "Pulp Fiction", "Jackie Brown", "Scarface" etc. In this film, we get a top leading actor (Oldman), a great counterpart (a real "femme fatale"), as well as a enthusiastic group of supporting actors (featuring Roy Scheider and other well known faces)and a great director who keeps the movie on a breathtaking pace. The conflict between the corrupt police-man and the female killer is amazingly well illustrated by Oldman and Olin and the end of the story is cruel and hard. That´s the way I like it. Honestly, the story maybe isn´t very original, but is that really important ?