Robert Rath is a seasoned hitman who just wants out of the business with no back talk. But, as things go, it ain't so easy. A younger, peppier assassin named Bain is having a field day trying to kill said older assassin. Rath teams up with a computer hacker named Electra to defeat the obsessed Bain.Written by
Joshua Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For its UK release, Warners considered retitling the film "Day of Reckoning" to avoid confusion with the Bridget Fonda film "The Assassin", which ironically had its title changed from the U.S. moniker Point of No Return (1993). See more »
Even if no one hears the gun battle occurring in the abandoned hotel, there is surprisingly little response to several floors collapsing as Miguel falls through them. See more »
[remarking at two police cruisers speeding by]
Ooh, they look pissed, huh?
They get that way when you kill four of them.
See more »
Not one of my favourite Stallone films but it got better as it went along
Assassin Robert Rath (Sylvester Stallone) arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness rival hired gun Miguel Bain (Antonio Banderas) complete the job for him. Rath decides to take one last job and then return to civilian life but that final contract sees him falling for his target(Julianne Moore) and then becoming a marked man himself.
Not one of my favourite Stallone films, its a bit lame actually and that's taking into account its age too. There were just too many dumb things to let go -the gun hidden in the cast at the funeral (like that's not obvious) Stallone's magic sandwich that he keeps taking bites out of but never chews or swallows, hiding behind a gravestone in plain sight of the mobs of Day of the Dead people that somehow don't see them. Maybe I just took this too seriously?
I enjoyed it more as it moved along, I guess because the action picks up. Stallone does a decent enough job and I suppose he's meant to be some kind of anti-hero but that aspect never really comes through. A young Julianne Moore plays Electra, who is a high tech hacker/crazy cat lady/voyeur. Weird.
As for Antonio Banderas he's c-c-crazy but in a good way. Totally over the top and insane, fun to watch cat and mouse-ing his way after Stallone. The ending climax is decent especially the bank scene with Antonio waiting (all day) to take Rath out and then the show down in the crumbling building. 2/17/16
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this