Anyone looking for a conventional "thriller" from Jim Jarmusch is bound to be disappointed by this film, but those who were intrigued by "Dead Man" and "Ghost Dog" will probably see this as another step toward the mathematical limit he's been moving towards -- but can never quite reach, because the ultimate Jarmusch film would move inexorably and spontaneously into absolute and eternal stillness (which of course is doubly impossible for a motion picture), but with an offbeat soundtrack. (I might say that Jarmusch is the film equivalent of Morton Feldman in classical music, but only the rare few who have listened to Feldman would get the point.)
Anyway, this DVD offers more in the way of "making-of" extras than we usually get with a Jarmusch film, and this gives us considerable insight into his working methods. As for the film itself, it makes the most of Isaach De Bankolé, whom one of the other reviewers here aptly described as stone-faced -- and if any face deserves to be sculpted on film, it's this one. (One of the little pleasures of the extras is seeing him smile, which he never gets to do in the film.) Is he a zombie programmed for a meaningless mission or the epitome of heroically dedicated self-control? Jarmusch leaves that kind of question up to you. If you're looking for answers, or for excitement, you won't find them here. What you might find is a uniquely contemplative vision of motion itself, and of a world which makes about as much or as little sense as the one we walk through every day.