- Richard Donner
- Reviewed by
- José Ruiloba a.k.a. Morris
- Review date
- Tuesday, July 22, 2003
Robert Rath (Sylvester Stallone) is a hitman who wants to retire as soon as possible. Bain (Antonio Banderas) is a younger hitman trying to kill Rath. So Rath joins forces with computer hacker Electra (Julianne Moore) to try and stop Bain.
As you can see the plot of the movie is pretty step-forward. Yet the way it plays is what makes it interesting. The movie was written by the Wachowski brothers and it shows. It has plot twists, weird dialogue and a rather suspense-filled finale.
You just gotta love that trick with the sunglasses.
The movie works because of the cat-and-mouse game which becomes really interesting. The romantic subplot doesn't work as well though, but it had to be included I guess.
As performances go, to tell you the truth no one excels. Everyone is just playing to their strengths without going too far, so at the end you get a lot of good performances from every cast member but there isn't a standout.
A strong entry from director Richard Donner. At least that's what I think.
“Killing a woman, it's not the same as killing a man. You have to pull the trigger a different way.”
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