This film should have been NC 17 in my opinion. It was so graphic in the sex and violence areas which really ruined the film for me. What could have been a somewhat interesting plot became secondary in scope and importance to the showing of soft pornographic sex scenes and gruesome violence.
I found nothing redeeming or uplifting in the film. As a matter of fact the plot was so far fetched in how the gangsters dealt with finding Joey and what they were going to do to him, that it was laughable.
If you have a history of enjoying the movie going experience then you might want to stay clear of this one.