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
The rooftop of the notorious Heygate Estate in South London was used for the scenes in which Nash (Pierce Brosnan), Balan (Roger Rees), and Pavlou (Benno Fürmann) discuss their plan. The Heygate Estate is a large housing estate in Eiephant anci eastie, Southwark, South London. Built in 1975, the concept was to link all of the areas of the estate via concrete bridges, so there was no need for residents to walk on pavement, or along roads. The estate was once a popular place to live, housing over three thousand people, but it later developed a reputation for crime, poverty, and dilapidation. Despite currently being demolished as part of the regeneration of Elephant and Castle, the Heygate Estate is regularly used for filming. See more »
Kate Abbott goes to the airport and buys a plane ticket from London to New York on the busiest travel time of the year without any problems. So does the "watchmaker". See more »
[stamps on his hands making him slide down and over a sky scraper roof plunging into Times Square far below]
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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 »
I was expecting too low from this movie because it's ratings and reviews weren't colorful. But I developed a different perception after watching the movie. It's worth the time at-least.
I dislike how countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and other Islamic countries are portrayed in cinemas. Can't Americans, Europeans Mongols or Aryans be terrorist? Big head movie makers- knowingly- unknowingly- around the globe are promoting that Islam oriented citizens are dangerous. I don't understand, are we trying to shape a culture here?
This is not just about this movie, instead, I hate it every time when one offends or accuses the other no matter in what direction it flows.
If I keep aside those feeling, I will have to state that I liked all other aspects of this movie. But maybe bonding a little more between the viewer and Abbott (Milla Jovovich) would have had made the movie even better.
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