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The Prince

  • Drama
  • 2014
  • Brian A Miller
  • 86 mins
  • 15
    More info: UK: Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over

Summary

A retired hitman discovers his daughter has been kidnapped and heads to New Orleans in search of her. He discovers one of the most powerful figures in the city's underworld is a man whose family he killed, and faces a battle for survival against the vengeful mobster's chief assassin. Action thriller, starring Jason Patric, Bruce Willis and John Cusack.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Jason Patric does a passable Liam Neeson impression as Paul, a former Mob hitman whose daughter is kidnapped by his ex-boss (Bruce Willis). Wasting no time on plot or character development, this is an hour and a half of fight scenes and showdowns delivered with minimum enthusiasm. Patric makes a staunch effort to bring menace to a bland script, which mostly asks him to shoot at henchmen. He strikes up a peculiar bond with Jessica Lowndes as his daughter's friend, becoming part sidekick and part love interest. It's the two biggest stars in the cast, however, that seem to be the most disinterested. John Cusack bears a pained expression throughout as Paul's former partner, while Willis delivers his lines as if reciting a shopping list. The multitude of action scenes may be entertaining as a late-night guilty pleasure, but The Prince offers nothing new to the crowd of Taken imitators.

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Details

Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, drug abuse
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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PaulJason Patric
OmarBruce Willis
SamJohn Cusack
AngelaJessica Lowndes
The PharmacyCurtis "50 Cent" Jackson
MarkRain
BethGia Mantegna
FrankJohnathon Schaech

Crew

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DirectorBrian A Miller
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