The film’s satisfyingly tactile action set pieces serve to hammer home just how perilous the space race really was.
It takes aim at myriad targets and bluntly satirizing them in disparate styles that never mesh into a cohesive whole.
It ends up taking the furious and bitter perspective that powers the narrative’s ponderous dramatic core for granted.
The film’s clearest winner is Pat Healy, whose depiction of a man willing to corrode his entire life to provide for his wife and kid feels true despite the script’s silliest moments.
A fierce little spooker with screwy notions of how to salve a wounded relationship.
True to the spirit of the film, the hearty supplemental materials arranged on this DVD set range from the dope to the simply flatulent.