An underrated film if I ever saw one. Made next to nothing at the box office, rarely discussed, and it's such a fucking great film. I actually think Raimi's never been better.
The acting is superb from all involved, especially Paxton. The characters do some incredibly stupefying things throughout the film, and if the acting wasn't so good, you'd be tempted to write the whole thing off. Everyone brings such A-game.
Raimi was totally channeling his former roommates the Coen brothers here. It could almost be a Coen bros. film. I remember seeing it several times at the theater and wondering why nobody was going.