After a personal visit by God himself, the eccentric construction worker Gary Faulkner takes the decision to embark on an adventure in the badlands of Pakistan to bring Al-Qaeda's leader Osama Bin Laden to justice.
Veteran CIA agent Evan Lake has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy.Written by
It is well Known, or maybe only well Known Among Film Geeks, that this Film has been Disowned by Director Paul Schrader and other Principals Involved in Making this Movie, and it is, Among Other Things, a Film Fanatic's Frustration.
The Director has Advised that No One See this Film.
One has to Question the Sanity of Producers that Hire the likes of Edgy Existential Film Artists and then Decide it is too Edgy and Existential for the Box Office, take the Thing Out of Their Hands and Tinker with it like a Naughty Kid Pulling the Wings off Flies. Shame Shame.
What the Movie Going Public is left with is Not a Bad Movie. enough of Schrader's Fingerprints Remain to make it an Offbeat CiA Thriller. What Doesn't Remain is the Cinematographers and Directors Visual Palette as it was "Digitally Manipulated". Shame Shame.
Nic Cage, in another Self-Realized Performance that Cannot be Ignored. He manages to be just a Heartbeat from Over-the-Top and it is usually a Fascination to Behold. If Cage does Anything Anymore it is a Willingness to Work.
The Movie may not be Appreciated for what it is, as Opposed to what it Could Have Been, it is still Worth Catching, as is all of Their Work, both Schrader and Cage are Interesting, No Matter the Product.
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