"Sorry, but California boy Nicholas Cage playing a tough NOLO cop on the edge is just about as believable as Kevin Costner in the title role of "Robin Hood". (Remember that one?) This film was OK, but I would have liked it a lot better with somebody like Jeff Bridges in the lead role (now THERE's a wild man), and also with some judicious paring-down of the WAY-out there story line. What is it with the diretors of gangster movies these days? Do they all think that if they clock in somewhere over 2 hours, they will have a contender for "Godfather" on their hands?"