American gangster movies of the 1940s are spoofed in this complex crime thriller and comedy. Lucas takes time out from his everyday life in a nearly deserted cinema which is playing a gangster movie. One of the other patrons is a woman who looks almost exactly like the heroine of the movie on the screen, and he begins to pay more attention to her than to what's happening onscreen. Afterwards, the sultry siren, whose name is Suzana, leads him on a dangerous wild goose chase, exposing the ex-boxer-turned-businessman to a criminal world of violence and double-dealing.
~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide