I thought this was one of the most original and enjoyable detective thrillers I have watched for a long time and was quite surprised after reading the poor reviews. Ashley Judd, Andy Garcia and Samuel L. Jackson all put in the fine performances you would expect from three great actors. The tension built between all three characters was fabulous and some good performances from the supporting cast. The atmosphere of the famous Bay area location of San Francisco was well shot, almost reminiscent of the old Streets of San Francisco and Macmillan and Wife (but I am showing my age here!) but with a much more interesting plot and better acting. I would highly recommend this film.
The beginning of this film was rather boring but seemed to get a bit more interesting right near the end where this film earns an extra star! The acting was good from all the main characters and the storyline was more orginal than I had first expected.
Only watch if you're a fan of detective films otherwise I wouldn't bother!!