Semi-retired slacker who enjoys all manner of films.
A Robert Siodmak noir that has many parallels in story, character and cast to Double Indemnity but lacks that film's perfectly written structure, crisp dialogue and well defined, charismatic characters. Certainly, it's unfair to compare the two films, but when there are so many obvious echos, it becomes unavoidable. The biggest issue that TFoTJ has is the absolutely muddled script which lacks sharpness, clarity and any engaging characters. Wendell Corey is unsympathetic, and frankly unlikable, right out of the gate…