One of the Best of 2004
Michael Mann directs a tense and claustrophobic thriller that probes an interesting moralistic center. The film makes use of its HD photography, achieving a grainy and realistic feeling that paints a sinister hue over recognizable locales in Los Angeles. Combined with Ray, 2004 was Jamie Foxx's coming out year as a serious actor and here, he does an excellent job of standing toe to toe with Tom Cruise's menacing performance. An exciting and interesting thrill ride from start to finish.