Mar 082009

Detective Dave Robicheaux is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie Balboni. But during his investigation Robicheaux is led into a series of surreal encounters with a troop of Confederate soldiers.

Genres: Drama, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Thriller and Adaptation; Running Time: 1 hr. 57 min.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, David E. Jensen (II), Alana Locke, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard

Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier

Lay and I rented this on DVD mostly because of a lack of anything else interesting. We both have grown to like Tommy Lee Jones, and I think John Goodman is OK.

Goodman’s part in this movie was very small. Jones plays his part well, and I loved the cinematography. I also liked the plot device used to tell a back story, but I won’t spoil that here, as I think the movie is probably worth seeing.

All that being said, the movie seems to flop from scene to scene. It came across as if each scene was filmed separately, and then hurriedly spliced together in the editing process. The story just didn’t build to a climax.

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