Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal.
Ariel Vromen was especially excited to collaborate with Cinematographer Dana Gonzales on this fast-moving production. Vromen said: "Dana immediately understood what I wanted. Not only did Dana get my vision, but he created sets that could be lit quickly and in a way that I could shoot over sixty set-ups a day. You can only do that when your director of photography has really planned his dramatic lighting meticulously. He takes his job very seriously, and he gets incredible results." See more »
During the gun battle at the beginning of the movie when Pope fires the last round from his semi-automatic pistol, the side remains locked back, which is correct. However, you then hear the "click" of a firing pin falling. This is not correct. This would only be possible if the slide was released and then the trigger was pulled. The firing mechanism will not function with the slide back. See more »
This is my first ever review of a movie and boy what movie.
The cast is perfect, the setting is brilliant. The story flawless (if you let yourself go with it)
First of all let me say that Mr Costner has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt he is one of the greatest actors of this or any generation. His performance is powerful, stirring and just plain amazing. I would never of thought he could portray a character like this. This is not the man from Robin Hood.. far from a Field of Dreams and so much more than a Waterworld. The pace never lets up and you will find yourself shocked, stunned , cheering, laughing and wincing in equal measure. All parts are played by cast brilliantly and with conviction. The action sequences do not feel like set pieces but more like a fluid progression of the plight of the main character. Gal Godot is beautiful in this movie, frail and torn and you can see it, I mean really see it. Ms Gabot is proving to be far more than a pretty face (not that I only thought that) Ryan Renolds is on key as usual in a familiar kind of role. At one point (i'll let you figure which part I mean) my heart breaks for the man. Gary Oldman is frantic and who can blame him , also brilliantly done. I'm not going to dissect the movie as I'm sure many will but only say be prepared for a movie that will draw you in and keep you hooked until the very end and then have you begging for the movie to be longer. Down to direction, location, stunts, sfx BRAVO !! I'm not sure if this is a movie that will be looked upon as Oscar worthy (it should be) but for the sake of common sense and justice to a great performance, Mr Kevin Costner take a bow and I hope beyond hope that you get the recognition you deserve for this movie... Outstanding !!!!!
P.S sorry if my grammar offends (or amuses) :)
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