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  • Thriller
  • Drama
  • 2005
  • Wes Craven
  • 81 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Suspense thriller starring Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy. Travelling back home to Miami on a turbulent night flight, Lisa Reisert is delighted to find herself sitting next to Jackson Rippner, the apparently charming man she'd flirted with at the airport. But pleasure turns to horror when he informs her that he's an operative in a complex political assassination plot - and Lisa is the key to its success. If she refuses to play her part in the plan, her own father will be killed by a hitman awaiting Jackson's call.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

There's much to admire about this Bruce Willis outing, but precious little to really like about it. A slickly made if preposterously plotted thriller, it has Willis in dour mode as Jeff Talley, an LAPD hostage negotiator who quits his job to become a small-town police chief after an assignment ends in tragedy. Talley's past catches up with him, however, when three teenagers break into the hi-tech home of businessman Walter Smith (Kevin Pollak), taking Smith and his kids hostage. Smith's Mob connections result in Talley's estranged wife and daughter also being caught up in the drama. All this is watchable enough, but without the trademark twinkle and smug self-confidence that Willis brought to the Die Hard series, it becomes just another routine action thriller with delusions of grandeur. By and large, this is a film that misuses its star by taking him, and itself, far too seriously.

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Credits

Cast

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Lisa ReisertRachel McAdams
Jackson RippnerCillian Murphy
DadBrian Cox (1)
CynthiaJayma Mays
Charles KeefeJack Scalia
Bob TaylorRobert Pine
Blonde womanLaura Johnson
Headphone kidMax Kasch
RebeccaBrittany Oaks
Rebecca's momTina Anderson

Crew

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DirectorWes Craven

Details

Theatrical distributor
UIP
Released on
2005-09-02
Languages
English | Russian | Korean
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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