This is one of my favorites. I watch it over and over trying to figure out how Val Kilmer could pull of creating so many diverse characters! His acting was amazing.
Kilmer's character started as a orphan who survived by learning to become who ever he needed to become, by breaking the unreasonable orphanage rules to survive, he grew up breaking the law. One might say he became as master of disguise and accents, but he really became 'a new person' for each assignment because he never knew who he really was; not knowing who his parents were.
Elisabeth Shue was a woman who was eccentric and just a fit for his oddness. It is a love story I could understand, one I have lived (without all the action) and treasure.
If you like action, romance and watching an actor who is amazing at his craft, I recommend this movie.