The only thing that kept this film moving was the knowledge that he could only keep trying to solve “his own murder” (thank you horrible tagline writer) for 88 Minutes; unfortunately the movie went on for a depressingly long 107 minutes. This is a standard thriller with no surprises and no redeeming stylistic choices to make it even a little bit interesting. The rampant flashback sequences rarely gave insight into anything or anyone (the only exception being the sequence with his younger sister), and they were often repetitive. This movie is so formulaic that it almost feels like the writer and director stole story conventions from other movies and slapped them together without trying.
Alternate Ending: Most of the “alternative ending” is part of the actual ending. The only real difference is a big speech from Pacino to all of the other characters about the theme of the movie and how he’s grown. If you need more closure, watch the last two minutes of this feature, but it’s not worth sitting through another eight minutes.
Director’s Point of View: Actual line from the director about the storyline: “It’s pretty easy to follow.” This is a classic behind-the-scenes making of bit where the director manages to mention more than once that this was a low-budget film. A large part of it seems to be him justifying the movie, and the fact that this feature exists is surprising. It seems like a plea to not have this film held against him for future projects.
The character within: This is Pacino’s version of the point of view feature. If you’re a big Pacino fan, this one is all about him and his thoughts on the movie and making movies.
There are also Previews .