Paul McGuigan (2009)

12 Certificate
Thu 20 Aug 7pm - 9pm Sony Movies


Our Score
Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning are blessed and cursed with powerful telekinetic and psychic powers in this convoluted thriller from British director Paul McGuigan (Gangster No 1, Lucky Number Slevin). The two find themselves wanted by a shadowy government agency and a deadly underworld gang, and are chased through the seedier streets of Hong Kong, all in pursuit of a suitcase of money and a miracle serum that will help boost their abilities. The special effects are used economically, but the escapist fun is undermined by some pedestrian dialogue, a plot riddled with holes, and a central premise that's been handled with more wit and flair by TV's Heroes. Fanning's turn as wisecracking urchin is the clear highlight in an otherwise disappointing yarn.


American expat Nicks Gant lives in Hong Kong and is forced to hide his psychic abilities for fear of being tracked down by a sinister government agency that monitors and experiments on gifted individuals. When a 13-year-old clairvoyant tracks him down and asks for his help finding a fellow psychic, Nick emerges from hiding in the hope of stopping the agency once and for all. Sci-fi thriller, starring Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Djimon Hounsou and Camilla Belle.

Cast & Crew

Nick Gant Chris Evans
Cassie Holmes Dakota Fanning
Henry Carver Djimon Hounsou
Kira Hudson Camilla Belle
Young Nick Colin Ford
Nick's father Joel Gretsch
Victor Budarin Neil Jackson
Agent Holden Scott Michael Campbell
Director Paul McGuigan
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Other Information

Language: English, Cantonese +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: IconAvailable on: DVD