This movie is the shit. It has a great cast, superb dialog and it's full of twists you can't anticipate. I like movies that don't varnish their characters too much. These characters, especially Kilmer's, are deeply focused on their missions. You rarely get to see them as their private selves. As with other Mamet joints, the characters declare their intentions in blunt, Hemingwayesque fashion. Nobody mumbles; nobody minces words. Any one of them has more nerve than the rest of us combined.
I'll give it 9 of 10 dongs.