Glimcher, who has a fine sense of milieu and truly captures the seediness of Ocochobee, hasn't much luck with action; it's all banal and predictable. Worse yet, wasn't Scorsese in the same jungle in his liberal deconstruction movie, "Cape Fear," just a few years ago?
Other flaws intrude. There's a planted murder weapon and for the life of me, I cannot figure out who, by the very logic of the plot, could have planted it. In fact, generally, there's too much plot: A connection to Connery's wife is forced and a degradation worked upon a prisoner feels unbelievable.