This movie felt like a film noir. It had elements of crime, adultery, and mystery. The style was gritty and the lighting added to its effect. I liked that Jack Nicholson was the main character, since I enjoy his acting. I don't like crime movies very much so the violence and such wasn't too appealing to me. I did appreciate the mysteries as the were uncovered and the sad twist towards the end. The old style of the film was neat but at the same time it seemed to wash out some aspects of the movie. Overall I recognized the drama caused by the particular types of conflict in the film and found it interesting as it unfolded.