A new twist on the old loser-lovers-on-the-lam double-cross each other story, or a tired retread? Writer-director John Ridley -- who penned Oliver Stone's U TURN -- tries hard, but seems outgunned by the conventions of hard-boiled crime drama and a
bevy of characters so unbelievably self-aware and chatty about their inner demons that you're tempted to look for the Jenny Jones
recruiter lurking somewhere just out of frame. Things begin promisingly enough, with a fast car speeding away from the police in some generic Southwestern
desert. Shaggy-haired Ned (David Caruso) and bedraggled Jude (Kelly Lynch) are bickering; Jude reaches over to kiss Ned, and, just ...