"Film noir in colour over the past 20 years has always been a mixed bag. This film is no different. Paxton and Thornton are two of the better actors in contemporary cinema, and they're on good film here. Small-town America seems perfectly judged by the film. However it does drag, and by the finale you've lost empathy for any of the main characters."
My feeling is that "One False Move" lacks depth, among other issues. Good enough for a film but not exceptional. I do think that Billy Bob and his co-writer tried hard to be original and did achieve partial success.
The comment about American noir being a mixed bag means that overall neo-noir is rather mediocre or not exceptional as a class, not like classic noir, which stands very tall indeed. I agree with this assessment.
I'd say that 1980-2010 show a deterioration in many departments of neo-noir films. However, in the last 5-10 years there are possibly signs of better movie-making surfacing.