Irish director Neil Jordan (THE CRYING GAME) showed early promise with this "Hollywood-ready" blend of slick visual style and fairly standard genre narrative. MONA LISA has the quality of an outstanding audition.
George (Bob Hoskins), a recently released convict, has just served a seven-year sentence after taking the fall for his mob boss, Mortwell (Michael Caine). Looking to collect his due, George meets with Mortwell and is informed that he's been assigned a job chauffeuring a high-class black call
girl, Simone (Cathy Tyson). George and Simone take an intense dislike to each other at first, but gradually their relationship warms up. Nearly every night, Simone...