Watch Now: NO MAN'S LAND
Buy Now: NO MAN'S LAND
People interested in the critics’ reception of films are happy to note Roger Ebert championed No Man’s Land when it came out, praising the film because it “dwells on the details of stealing cars and the reckless way the protagonists risk capture”, calling the picture “better and deeper than you might expect”. Trivia lovers will cherish the information that this was Brad Pitt’s feature film debut in the role of a waiter. Fans of good old crime films of the 1980s will simply enjoy director Peter Werner’s crime film for all of its predictability, old-fashioned charm and likable cast.
Written by Dick Wolf, the television producer most famous as the creator of the Law & Order franchise, No Man’s Land is kickstarted when a rookie detective is sent undercover to infiltrate a car theft ring. The young policeman (D. B. Sweeney) becomes best friends with the prime suspect, a millionaire playboy played by Charlie Sheen, and as expected, gets deeply involved with the seductively exciting life of crime. It doesn’t help his case that he falls for the suspect’s sister, either. Exciting and full of nice car chases, No Man’s Land is exactly what The Fast and the Furious would be had the Paul Walker blockbuster been released 14 years earlier.