Directed by Asger Leth
Running time: 102 minutes
Ex-con Nick (Sam Worthington) crawls onto the ledge of a tall building & threatens to jump. Police psychologist Lydia (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk Nick down. But we soon learn that there’s much more to Nick’s story and blah blah blah there’s a diamond heist going on and this plot sounded quite promising but the movie is just BLAH.
This movie sounded like it would be a bit of popcorn munching, “turn off your brain for 102 minutes” fun. Well, the “turn off your brain” bit was certainly accurate. Don’t expect some deep & meaningful plot here. Not that every movie has to have that but there just wasn’t enough “fun” in this movie to really make up for the shallow plot.
Sam Worthington. Meh. I still never recognize this guy whenever he’s in a movie. I’m always like “Who’s that guy again? Oh, Avatar dude”. And he has weird hair in this. Elizabeth Banks. Hmm. I kind of really like Elizabeth Banks as a person. I don’t know why. She kind of reminds me of me in some weird way so I’ve always been able to identify with her – she seems like a fun person (not that I’m a fun person. I’m boring as hell). She was fine in this but I just really don’t see her as a “police psychologist”. At all. Jamie Bell as Nick’s brother. Meh. Didn’t like his character. But hated the character of his girlfriend the most. Annoying as hell. Ed Harris as… Ed Harris, phoning in the “generic bad guy” role.
Bloody hell – I’m currently looking through the cast on IMDB & people like Edward Burns, Kyra Sedgwick, The Man in Black from Lost, and other actors I’ve heard of were in this but I can’t for the life of me even remember them in this forgettable movie. Oh, and William Sadler – I do remember him in this. Love him. “Alexandre Dumbass!” “Best two out of three!” (I love anyone who knows what I’m on about with those quotes).
Enough about the actors – Let’s move onto the plot. Er… You know what? Screw it. The plot is stupid. The idea was a good one but they could have done so much more with it. Just too silly & unbelievable with not enough fun or action to make up for it. Certainly not the worst movie ever but also not very good. These are the hardest movies to review. Just… Meh. Wasted opportunity.
My Rating: 5.5/10
Never saw this, intentionally so. It looked so foolish.
Your review doesn’t inspire me to go out and get my hands on it. Thanks for letting me comfortably stay in the dark, as it were, on this one. 🙂
You’re welcome! I don’t recommend this one… 😉
This movie totally sucked it – and not in a good way. We agree again!!
Oh and “Whether you’re a king or a city street sweeper, sooner or later if you have to dance with the Reaper”
*jumps in the air and clicks heels : )
God Gave Rock and Roll to You!
It’s still a weak sequel, though 😦 But quotable!
Unfortunately, I suspected as much about this film…Nonetheless, nice review!! I’m just sorry you had to waste your time. 😦
Thanks. 🙂 At least it’s not as bad as Lockout!
HA. Well it has something going for it then!
The more you think about how dumb it is, the more terrible the movie gets. But, if you’re willing to roll with the punches and just allow it to do its dumb stuff, then you’ll find yourself pleased, if not a tad confused by what the hell is actually going on with this movie. Good review.
Thanks. 🙂 Oh, I wasn’t too annoyed by this movie or anything. I was in the mood for light entertainment when I watched it anyway. 🙂
I feel like avoiding this like the plague would be wise but then the name alone had put me off. I mean how uninventive can you be?
Yep. Avoid. I mean, it won’t ruin your life. But it’ll waste your time. At least the title is… Straight to the point, I guess!
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