Excellent first two acts let down by the poorly executed and conceived third.
With a better conclusion this could have been a classic.
I have never fully understood awards for sound design and mixing. but the shoot-out on South Flower Street is the best argument for a total ban on assault weapon sales (to the general public) I have ever seen on film.
In a period where every actor was going on boot camps to add veracity to their various projects, this must be the only time that the 'training' actually was manifested on screen.
Brutal, crunchingly beautiful action which set the standard for such scenes, but has never yet been improved upon.