Flitting from old school to high school, noir gets hip again with a lick of post-millennial paint that re-casts typical detective movie staples in the blush of teenworld. Somehow,
does it without lessening any of the emotional blows, drawing clever parallels between the confusing, isolated existence of teens and the noirscape it draws inspiration from.
After the frisky campery of his
Third Rock From The Sun
series, Gordon-Levitt here proved he was one to keep a beady eye on (he’s even got the
-nodding busted shnoz).