An ex-CIA agent and his estranged daughter are forced on the run when his employers erase all records of his existence, and mark them both for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy.
Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.
A Secret Service Agent is held captive in the trunk of a car and endures mental and physical torture as terrorists attempt to extract information for their plot against the President of the United States.
Robert is an ordinary man who is faced with extraordinary circumstances. He is locked in a meat freezer by Russian thugs who believe that he owes them 8 million dollars. Robert, who is in ... See full summary »
The Last Passenger is something of an oddity. I welcome the fact that it's not another zombie or plastic cockney gangsters film. The idea is quite intriguing and if it had been handled correctly then this might have been an enjoyable thriller. This is not to say The Last Passenger is a bad film but it certainly isn't a good one.
Dougray Scott is a very under-rated actor who I feel is always watchable and he is a solid lead here, but there isn't much for him to get his teeth into.
Reality contestant and lads mag favourite Kara Tointon is the latest blonde of the moment to try her hand at acting. She is OK early on but is clearly out of her depth as the story progresses. I suppose its inevitable that low budget independent movies will employ "celebrities" to get funding but its a shame they let down the project's ambitions.
I enjoyed the leisurely pacing at the start, the time devoted to setting up the characters and the wait for it all To Go Wrong. But when it does the pacing remains very slow, which, combined with the somewhat abstract nature of the threat means the movie drags.
I applaud the film makers for trying something different but would urge them not to proceed before the script is tighter.
The Last Passenger feels like a TV movie and it feels the kind of thing that would turn up on Channel Five one afternoon. Wait for it on TV.
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