When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies, are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put himself and his new bride, Susie, in jeopardy.
Grandiose opening... but boring film
By Jack Anderson on November 18, 2018
The opening scene is beyond words. It is both beautifully simple and complex at the same time. The first shots lasts for about 3 to 4 minutes and is brilliant. And then, the next shot, after the car explodes, is magnificent. There is such a visual intensity it looks like an epic scene.
The first appearance of Orson Welles is also great. He’s playing a very peculiar character, which is very fun to watch.
But then the film is not that appealing to me. I find it boring and too secluded to be able to breath. Maybe that was the point.
A grandiose opening, but a boring film overall. I give it 5 out of 10.