A poor man's "notorious" or how It proved to be Canet's road to Damascus!
I do think that Guillaume Canet is one of our best French actors (and he may become one of our best directors).He is fluent in English (the movie is half French half English for most of the action takes place in London).But this is not a movie he will be remembered for. After a promising start,when Canet seemed to be "framed up" and caught in a mysterious cobweb (kudos to Hippolyte Girardot ,who makes the best of a non-existent part and is the only one to generate some thrills ),the movie sinks into "dejà vu" .
As soon as Canet arrives in London town ,all that must happen happens: obviously the usual suspect has a gorgeous wife ,a wife who falls for (well have a guess?) ;the hero just pretends but he is in love too obviously as the last sequences show;there's the obligatory chase scene in the tube;there's the obligatory terrorism subject.A computerized screenplay based on too many American thrillers .Stephen Rea and his unfortunate son bring the melodramatic touch.
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