I am usually not a fan of Colin Farrell, but I actually like him in this movie. The movie and gun battle never reach the heights of Heat, but is very enjoyable nonetheless. I am happy they did not resort to campy remakes with cameos, etc. and instead went with a completely new and dark story line.
Non-sequitur: It’s interesting how all the darker movies seem to be better these days – e.g.; Batman Begins. I suppose it’s harder to write a really good comedy and the darkness may also reflect our national mood. That said, I really wish a comedy similar to Wedding Crashers comes out soon!