A self-conscious modern-day film noir, ROMEO IS BLEEDING is breathtakingly vicious and features Lena Olin as a perversely winning and remarkably grotesque femme fatale. Although it eventually gets lost in its updated whirlpool of guilt, ROMEO delivers some memorable moments.
New York cop Jack Grimaldi (Gary Oldman) has a nice little house in Queens, a stunning wife named Natalie (Annabella Sciorra), a sweetly stupid mistress named Sheri (Juliette Lewis), and a lucrative sideline in betraying mob witnesses to local Mafia bigwig Don Falcone (Roy Scheider). But there's
a void in his life--literalized as a hole in his back yard, into which he shovels fistfuls of d...