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Momentum

Stephen S Campanelli (2015)

91min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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's byzantine 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 on a budget, but it has a strikingly mature sense of style, slick wall-to-wall stunts, plus wit and suspense.

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.

Cast & Crew

Alex Farraday Olga Kurylenko
Senator Morgan Freeman
Mr Washington James Purefoy
Jessica Jenna Saras
Penny Lee-Anne Summers
Doug MacArthur Karl Thaning
Frank Aidan Whytock
Mr Monroe Greg Kriek
Director Stephen S Campanelli
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Signature EntertainmentGuidance: swearing, violence, sex scenesAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 20 Nov 2015
Drama