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
Overlooking Tower Bridge and the River Thames, Sugar Quay, London was the shooting location of Sam Parker's (Dylan McDermott's) office, where Kate (Milla Jovovich) is reprimanded for blocking Dr. Emil Balan's (Roger Rees') passport request. The place was also the location of the Embassy Bubble, where Sally (Frances de la Tour) tracks Kate's progress when she goes on the run. See more »
A few minutes after the one hour point into the movie an airliner is shown from behind landing at JFK airport in New York. The plane is supposed to be landing in late December at around 9:30 P.M. The sky still shows some daylight as if just after sunset. That time of year in New York at 9:30 P.M. it would have been dark for nearly five hours. See more »
[on the upcoming bombing]
For Emil it's personal but for you it's all about greed
For a hundred million it's a lot more than that
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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 »
A young woman working for the US government in their London bureau survives a bombing that kills several of her colleagues and goes on the run from her own side who believe she was responsible for the bombing and the terrorist cell who want her out of the way while they plan their next spectacular terrorist event
And that's it plot wise . Mila Jovovich plays an entirely generic heroine on the run while Pierce Brosnan plays a completely generic villain and consderin he used to play James Bond you'd think he'd bring a lot more to the party . The action involves heroine running from point A to point B pursued by either her own side and evading them , the villains almost catching her and the heroine escaping just in the nick of time . She then run from point B to point C and she eventually manages to escape from point Y to point Z . And that's about it as far as excitement goes in a very contrived thriller which doesn't live up to the tag of thriller
It's difficult to review a film like this because it just leaves me with total and absolute indifference . here's nothing truly dreadful about it but by the same yardstick absolutely nothing compelling about it . Two things I did stick in my memory though is a bombing in a restaurant and the force of the explosion meant it must have weighed tens of pounds and how would someone be able to smuggle a bomb in that size ? The other thing was generic bad guys posing as terrorists when their motives are entirely financial and ot political/religious . If you're making a thriller about terrorists at least have the balls to portray them as having terrorist motives . t's not like you'll receive unprovoked hate mail from ISIS . Apart from these two irritants I can't remember anything about this film after watching it . In fact I forgot I was watching it while watching it !
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