Elise (Angelina Jolie) sits next to an American tourist, Frank (Johnny Depp), on a train going to Venice. She has chosen him as a decoy, making believe that he is her lover who is wanted by police. Not only will they need to evade the police, but also the mobster whose money her lover stole.Written by
Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)
From the time the snipers fire their rifles until the glass breaks in the hotel room seven seconds have transpired. AT 2,500 feet per second that a bullet travels the snipers would have had to have been approximately 3.3 miles away. That would be an incredible shot.
When the camera cuts back to the room with Depp/Jolie, the scene is in slow motion. The 7 seconds in slow motion time is probably less than 1 second of real time. So, less than 250 feet distance.
Also, would the bullets shatter the window glass that way or just drill through the glass? See more »
No Fear of Heights
Written and Performed by Katie Melua
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Decent Homage to '50s/'60s Kind Of Film
Thanks to a lot of negative reviews, my hopes on enjoying this movie were pretty slim.....so I wound up pleasantly surprised that the film was, at very least, entertaining. Yeah, it was not hard to guess the "twist" near the end, but it was an enjoyable, mellow ride.
This movie reminded me of old films, '50s and '60s-type spy films in which there is little action but the characters are interesting enough to make you pay attention and see if you can guess who's who and what's what. Kind or like the 1963 hit "Charade," except this movie is much more low key. Cary Grant would have been ideal in Johnny Depp's role.
Despite mostly dialog-driven, Angelina Jolie and Depp have star-power faces that will have you involved as does the great European scenery and photography, which is first rate on a Blu-Ray.
All in all: a pretty good subtle film and worth a rental.
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