Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
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Charly Mattei has turned a new leaf on his past as an outlaw. For the past three years he's been living a comfortable life and devoting himself to his wife and two kids. However, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the underground parking garage of Marseille's Old Port with 22 bullets in his body. Against all odds, he will not die. Written by
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Retired from the mob, Jean Reno gets drawn into revenge when he's shot up
It's easy to become a fan of Jean Reno. I've now seen him in maybe half a dozen movies, on both sides of the law. When he's a criminal, he usually has a soft spot or some scruples. How can you dislike a guy who goes off on E lucevan le stelle, as I do too? He's not good looking. He looks always like he's been out drinking and needs a week of sleep to catch up. But he's solid, very solid, someone you can count on.
Reno makes this movie, which otherwise is just another crime story with a number of familiar elements. But also helping to make it is a female police detective who is more believable than most and shares a bond with Reno's character. That's Marina Fois. There are at least 3 other supporting actors who also make an impression, including two of Reno's enemies, who used to be his friends. In fact, even the smaller parts make an impression, really moreso than the story itself.
I may have said the same thing before in another review of a Reno movie. I'm experiencing some deja vu here.
This is a solid technically proficient crime-thriller even if not all that original. It's mainstream movie entertainment of its type.
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