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Plot: A black ops assassin is forced to fight for her own survival after a job goes dangerously wrong.
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Great watch, will likely watch again, and do recommend.
This is probably one of the best assassin movies I’ve ever seen (“Smokin’ Aces”, “Kill Me Three Times” and “Hanna” come to mind as others), the best thing it does is be refreshing, normally when a “character comes home after a long time away” trope happens, it’s all about re-integrating, and how that affects the family, and it becomes a dark dramedy about dysfunctional families.
I’m not saying it doesn’t to that, to a degree, but it does it in a spectacular way, and keeps it brief. It would actually be a solution to the main adversity of the movie, but because the premise is that she drags her work home with her, it’s all about survival.
Jessica Chastain, Colin Ferrell, and (especially) John Malkovich do an amazing job on rather down to Earth (if a bit psychotic and brutal) action sequences.
While there is a lot going on around the story, the real focus, and it’s worth it, her just trying to live through the organization she joined which she knows has to end in either her or the company’s death.
I do feel like the worst of it is just that Diana Silvers sort of got sidelined, but I’m hoping that the sequel will focus on her quite a bit.
Double Scotch, but ice?! Well, some like it.
Part of the story is standard thriller fare by now – the professional assassin becoming hunted. Some over-the-top action scenes there.
Another part is the dysfunctional but caring family, with guilt, remorse, love, drama. Well played, but it’s an unusual combination with the assassin story; and this special mix will appeal to some people – but my guess is: not many.
Good actors giving good performances, solid work from other departments. But I don’t think script and direction were bringing their A-game.
The part I liked best were the close combat parts. These were worth watching, IMHO – the exhaustion that sets in, no matter how trained people are; well played, choreographed, and the make-up+fx departments did a good job as well.
I can’t recommend this in general; you need to have some special taste to enjoy it. In which case, have fun. And you may like “Hummingbird (2013)”.
A 5th grader could’ve written this better
How and why would you take a hit-man (hit-“person” to be politically correct) genre that’s been done so many times before, screw it up, AND turn it into a soap opera?
I mean this whole Michael thing is straight out of “Days of Our Lives”. Why not create a heartfelt conflict between the sisters and their mom, instead of just seemingly-random cast Common as Michael. Like my heading says, a 5th grader could’ve written (and directed) this better. I get that actor/trying-to-become-a-writer Matthew Newton is a newb, but to have such an all-star talent line-up, you’d think he would’ve at least had a seasoned writer proofread the script to avoid embarrassment. His screenplay was riddled with plot and technical issues, it was convoluted, and borderline laughable. Only in the last approx. 15 mins did it grab and hold my attention.
To make matters worse, actor/trying-to-become-a-director Tate Taylor failed miserably in directing his cast, and certain scenes were horribly directed. Don’t get me started on the lame action scenes. Right from the start, Jessica Chastain was unconvincing as an assassin, and I know in front of a seasoned director, she would’ve nailed it. Even A-list actors need direction in scenes. With Taylor, her fight scenes were phony, as was her character.
I feel really bad for the A-listers having this mess on their resume. This type of filmmaking is more suited for the Steven Seagal and Bruce Willis has-been B-movie type actors. Now, watch seasoned filmmaker Luc Besson’s “Anna”, who cast (as a lead!) never-heard-of amateur actress (in her first-ever acting role) Sasha Luss, and his writing, directing and action scenes will blow your mind, especially compared to this mess! The moral of this story here is, don’t blow your money on A-list actors in hopes they will make your film a success; instead, put that money towards film school, then cast a Sasha Luss type newb actor, and you’ll have a better chance for a successful film. It’s a very generous 6/10 from me – mostly out of pity for the A-listers.
Solid enough action hampered by an unnecessary subplot
This film is centred on Ava Faulkner, an assassin with addiction problems and a desire to know why her victims are being targeted. This latter quirk bothers her employers. Duke, her direct superior and father figure wants to protect her but others, higher up, believe she is a liability. After an operation goes wrong due to faulty intelligence she suspects that her employers want her dead. Duke tries to persuade her that she is just being paranoid. If that weren’t enough there are problems with her family; her ex-boyfriend Michael, who is now her sister’s fiancé, has gambling problems which have led to large debts.
I thought this started well and was intrigued by Ava’s life as an assassin… I assumed that the plot would eventually lead to who her employers were and what their motives were. Instead it led to the unnecessary subplot involving Michael; this felt a distraction from the main story, as if the makers thought they had an hour’s worth of material and needed to pad the film out to an hour and a half. It is a pity they didn’t pad it with a bit more action connected to the main plot as what we got there was exciting and well-choreographed; the fights had an impressively physical feel to them. There are of course plenty of clichés but that goes with the genre. Jessica Chastain gives an impressive performance as Ava and John Malkovich and Colin Farrell are solid as Duke and antagonist Simon respectively. Geena Davis is fun as Ava’s mother, although her presence made me think of her lead in ‘The Long Kiss Goodnight’; a superior female lead action film. Overall it passes the time well enough if you are a fan of the genre but is hardly a must see.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director Tate Taylor
Writer Matthew Newton
Actors Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Laboratory Light Iron (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)