Underworld (Roger Christian) - This takes place over a single night as mobster Joe Mantegna is dragged round a spookily deserted Vancouver by psycho hitman Dennis Leary who's on a quest for his father's killers. This is definitely Tarantino-esque, with deliberately banal dialogue, but is much less aggravating, since Leary manages to stop it sounding so self-indulgent -- the sight of him singing selections from 'The Sound of Music' is alone worth the price of rental. Mantegna is taciturnly effective, and these two are the glue that hold the movie together, pretty much everything else is just padding, even Traci Lords, who turns up briefly and gets her head blown off. Despite that, and an ending which smells heavily of Sellout No.5, the overall effect is thoroughly pleasing. B

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