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Dominic Sena (2009)

96min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This rather ordinary adaptation of an award-winning graphic novel marks director Dominic Sena's second collaboration with producer Joel Silver (their first was 2001's Swordfish). Impressive snowy vistas and isolated landscapes aside, it's a bog-standard stolen-cargo thriller enlivened only by some blizzard-buffeted set pieces. Investigating Antarctica's first ever homicide, US Marshal Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) is caught between the cold and a cold-blooded killer when the murder trail leads to a buried Russian plane that crashed in 1957. Matching the lightweight plot in acting terms, Beckinsale isn't commanding enough to be credible - a factor not helped by her striptease entrance and distorted flashbacks to the inevitable troubled past. With the vague slasher and blurred sci-fi plot contortions adding nothing of a suspenseful nature to the lackadaisical narrative, this muddle is more wipeout than whiteout.

Summary

A troubled US marshal stationed in Antarctica investigates the first-ever murder committed on the continent. As she pursues the killer across the ice, she uncovers the dark secret behind a Soviet plane crash 50 years earlier - but the harsh conditions could kill her before the murderer does. Thriller, starring Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht and Tom Skerritt.

Cast & Crew

Carrie Stetko Kate Beckinsale
Robert Pryce Gabriel Macht
Dr John Fury Tom Skerritt
Delfy Columbus Short
Russell Haden Alex O'Loughlin
Sam Murphy Shawn Doyle
Jack Joel S Keller
Rubin Jesse Todd
McGuire Arthur Holden
Rhonda Erin Hickock
Director Dominic Sena
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Optimum Releasing Guidance: Violence, swearing, nudity. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 11 Sep 2009

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