sleeper modern noir film with a dark edge to it. rourke plays a p.i. hired by deniro to find someone who is indebted to deniro. it starts and ends quite well, but sags a bit in the middle. the femme fatale is generally a necessary element in a noir, but i wasn’t all that impressed by lisa bonet’s presence. there are moments of really good photography most of which reinforce the dark themes and downward spiral of rourke’s character. shots of spiral staircases, heavy shadows, bars, slowly spinning fans, etc. show up several times throughout the film. worth checking out.