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Momentum

  • Drama
  • 2015
  • Stephen S Campanelli
  • 91 mins
  • 15

Summary

A retired thief is persuaded to carry out one last diamond heist by her former partner, only to get mixed up in a murder. With a ruthless assassin on her trail, she must unmask the secret conspiracy that has manipulated her into the line of fire. Action thriller, starring Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman and James Purefoy.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Clint Eastwood's go-to camera operator Stephen S Campanelli makes his impressive directorial debut with this aptly titled, fast-paced thriller. From its attention-grabbing bank heist opening (the robbers wear futuristic high-tech outfits with voice-modifiers) to the exciting chase finale through Cape Town airport, the breathless cat-and-mouse action never lets up. It's also well-choreographed and laced with flashy violence as CIA assassin James Purefoy relentlessly tracks glamorous jewel thief Olga Kurylenko. She's a target after stealing evidence that implicates a corrupt senator (Morgan Freeman) in a terrorist plot. Kurylenko is terrific in a blazing star turn as the criminal mastermind who comes out of retirement for one last job, endures torture with a smile and always keeps two steps ahead of Purefoy's gleeful sadist. Sure, it's a kick-ass Bourne movie on a budget, but Momentum has a striking sense of style, wit and suspense all of its own.

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Credits

Cast

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Alex FarradayOlga Kurylenko
Mr WashingtonJames Purefoy
SenatorMorgan Freeman
Mr MadisonHlomla Dandala
PennyLee-Anne Summers
Ray KellyBrendan Murray
Doug MacArthurKarl Thaning
Ms ClintonShelley Nicole

Crew

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DirectorStephen S Campanelli

Details

Theatrical distributor
Signature Entertainment
Released on
2015-11-20
Language
English
Guidance
swearing, violence, sex scenes
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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