In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, TERMINAL follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor, and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.
When Vincent and Alfred are bored in the flat, Alfred suggests playing the card game 3 card brag. Vincent responds by saying "No, it's a puff's game". Dexter Fletcher was in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), a film based around him and a group of friends losing a game of 3 card brag. See more »
(at 29:43-31:40) in the cafe scene between Annie and Bill, Annie's pencil appears and disappears behind her left ear. See more »
There is a place like no other on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger. Some say to survive it you need to be as mad as a hatter, which luckily... I am.
Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.
I don't think you're supposed to smoke in here.
Guess I've sinned again then.
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Written by Alexandra Townsend-Rose and Paddy Hunt
Performed by Wølffe See more »
Why the hate?
I don't usually post reviews on IMDb - other people have already done it, and often better than I could - and most of the time, I find the ratings more or less on par with my own impressions of movies.
However, sometimes, I can't help but wonder "How in God's name has this movie gotten this rating?" Terminal is one of those movies.
The abysmally low rating, coupled with the very few (and most of them, poor) reviews, made me want to give my two cents and try to set the record straight. Or, at least, set it straight-er.
For me, Terminal was a thoroughly enjoyable movie - it has a great cast, witty and dark humor, interesting enough plot (not too cliche or too predictable) and, being around one and a half hours long, it does not overstay it's welcome. If you're into labeling things, you could call it neo-noir or something other, but the fact is that Terminal is very much its own thing, visually and plotwise. Personally, it reminded me of a theater play.
The ending could have been executed differently or better - the plot unraveling was overly (and unnecessary) convoluted and the ending itself was a little unimaginative and disappointing. But that's just my personal view.
Overall, Terminal is a good enough movie - and that is good enough for me. And even though it wouldn't make it to any of my "top 10 movie lists", it is still a pretty solid movie, that deserves at least a 7. Which is why I gave it an 8.
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