Wait. Didn't we do a Cameron Diaz film last month?
Well, yes we did. I'm not sure how to account for the appearance of Diaz and Lindo in two films within a year of each other. In some essentials, they even have the same plot: Diaz and male companion on the run being pursued by ruthless people. But rest assured that there are two big differences between the films themselves. (A) Lindo's character is a whole lot meaner in this one and (B) this film itself is better. It's a kind of Quentin Tarantino/Elmore Leonard tale with lowlifes and guns and swearing and a big dollop of dark comedy. Nothing new, certainly, but competently done.
Did I mention Lindo is mean in this one? In one scene, he tells some schmuck how he intends to get back the money that the schmuck stole, even though said schmuck says he doesn't have it to give:
Red: "You do what you gotta do. You, uh, sell your mama's blood for nickles. I don't give a f*ck."
Schmuck: "My mama's dead."
Red: "Right, well, I guess you sh*t outta luck."