I had already seen this movie but since it was ages ago and since I had this movie on DVD, I was quite eager to check it out again. Well, to be honest, I always had some mixed feelings about this movie. I mean, if you would compare it to all the garbage Robert De Niro is making nowadays or any average thriller coming from Hollywood, it is actually pretty dammed entertaining but if you would compare it to the great masterpieces involving Scorsese and De Niro, it was definitely a minor effort. I mean, sure, the directing was really solid and it was a great reminder that De Niro used to be one of the best actors in the world as he gave here such an intense performance. While watching this flick, I was also impressed by Juliette Lewis who was really convincing even though she was just about 18 years old at the time. Still, all in all, even though the story was entertaining, it was nothing mind-blowing or original and you could easily imagine that, with a lesser director and lead actor, it could have turned out to be rather lame and generic. Anyway, to conclude, even though it was definitely not a masterpiece, it was still a really solid thriller and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Martin Scorsese's work.