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A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. Written by
This was Roger Rees' final film before his death on July 10, 2015 at the age of 71. See more »
(at around 40 mins) Two characters are watching London through binoculars, 1 with gloves, 1 without. The bare-handed guy hands the gloved one the binoculars, and the next shot is a close-up of these, but the hands are bare; next shot has the gloved hands lowering the binoculars again. See more »
[clutches his wound Kate gave him]
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In the three-dimensional animated end credits, images form by flurries of random letters in the background, e.g. of Milla Jovovich's face, the Capitol and the US Foreign Service logo. See more »
So many good ingredients but the flavour is bland...
I was really looking forward to this film, Director James McTeigue had made me an instant fan with "V for Vendetta".
Pierce Brosnan did an admirable job with the material that he was given, evoking the same ice cold villain persona that he had perfected in such films as "The Fourth Protocol" and "Don't Talk to Strangers".
Milla Jovovich is a decent actress but much of her role involves reacting to situations with close ups of shock/surprise. It was not a good fit.
Supporting actors including Robert Forster and Angela Basset round out the impressive cast but they are largely wasted.
I see 2 main issues with this film:
1) The storyline is very clichéd, especially the predictable 3rd act and much of the dialogue is very stilted. 2) The CGI in many parts is sub par and takes you out of your suspension of disbelief.
Having said all this, I still found it to be a competent thriller worth watching with these caveats.
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