Orson Welles, Brando, and Larry Olivier in their primes could only have made a screwed-up movie out of this script. Jade was very jumbled and difficult to follow but I will say that it does have one of the most imaginative car chases ever film, a la William Friedkin. The last one minute of the film is somewhat like the final minute of "The Usual Suspects". Take up alligator wrestling, listen to old Al Gore speeches, re-read Moby Dick. The photography is good, and the sets stylish. I honestly believe that he got lucky when he made The Exorcist although I do think that The French Connection was pretty good.
If you like a glitzy surface you might like "Jade" but otherwise, forget it.
Justin Henderson Victoria Smith I think this may have been successful in its day, simply because of the sex. The cinematography of Andrzej Bartkowiak always impresses and the murder sequence in the crowded streets with the car was worthy of note of his talent. None of it is that compelling but it's not completely bad. Early scenes provide some cheap shots on Nixon and Reagan and later we see the film's two male starts talking irreverently in church. Edit Details Official Sites: Jade is boring, uninteresting, slow and laughable.