A mob movie with half a twist
It seems to be making 2 USPs, both having a more sympathetic mobster in Al Pacino and knowing Depp is working for the cops from the start. It doesn’t quite work. Pacino is more likable and human, but is still a mobster, and Depp seems to like him more than he (or we) should, without seeing enough reasons why. It all becomes rather generic gangster movie, with nothing there to distinguish it from all the other gangster movies out there.
Nice idea, but nothing special