"THE MESSENGER" is the untold story of filmmaker Moustapha Akkad's epic quest to make a film that would foster peace between the East and West. Powerful kings and governments opposed him, ... See full summary »
When the sudden and shocking death of a coworker sends everyone reeling at Gault Capital, JANE, uncovers a very dangerous secret. Her boss, charismatic billionaire Thaddeus Gault, is suspected of massive financial fraud. An assassin, FRANK, is dispatched to silence her forever. Jane's flight from the office is forestalled when her pursuer shuts down her elevator. Now, trapped and alone, Jane must find a way to escape her steel cage before the killer reaches her. This brooding and relentless thriller plunges our heroine, Jane, into a free fall of betrayal and terror. To survive Jane must find the inner strength and courage to defeat the powers that hold her and her dreams captive by fear.Written by
After Jane calls Ray from the office and he offers to come get her, she hangs up and puts the phone on her desk. The phone shows 9.32pm. Later, after presumably over an hour (from the conversation between Ray and Colleen at the bar where they decide to wait one more hour), Ray picks up the phone which turns on automatically and we can see the time as 9.30pm which would make this scene happen before Jane even got it into the elevator. See more »
Both the writing and the acting are poor. It moves too slowly. Watch "Not Safe for Work" instead.Though the cast contains some medium-sized actors (McDowell, Sweeney), the writing is likely weighing down the project. The elevator angle slowed down the movie in my opinion. A chase through the building would have kept the tension high as it does in Not Safe. The female protagonist does not convince that there is an impending doom, and the antagonist seems to fumble and bumble more than the money one assumes was spent on his services would imply. I honestly had to take a break from watching half-way through due to lack of interest.
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