Bravo! Zis is one of ze best paranoia thrillers set in a European country!
I escpecially liked ze car chase! It is one of ze longest and most
magnifique car chases in action movie history ever made zince ze 1968
action classic, Bullitt, with Steve McQueen! And kudos to ze performances
of DeNiro, Reno, and McElhone! Ze film also has excellent location
work in France! Zis is also a fine comeback to form for ze director John
Frankenheimer! I garuntee a lot of enjoyment in zis film! Bonsoir!
An anemic, arid, and just plain hollow spy thriller that simply fails to
entertain. The plot is completely forgettable and uninvolving, the
characters are one-dimensional, sketchy bores, and director John Frankenheimer (who did imaginative and energetic work in the slightly
underappreciated THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU) fails to elicit an iota of
excitement, and that includes the car chases, which, while being
technically efficient, are strictly mechanical and without a distinctive
flair of their own.
Terrific. Suspensful. Great characters and story. Utterly amazing
action! A must see! (It doesn't matter what's in the case--that's the
whole point!)Have you noticed what a great number of these
movie-goer comments turn out to be criticisms of Jeff Vice and his very condescending attitude toward movies in general? I am in awe of
film making and love all kinds of movies! Perhaps the DesNews should find
a reviewer who feels the same way and is a bit less parsimonious with his
praise. Reading a Jeff Vice review is like watching an autopsy being performed on a good friend.
The movie has excellent car chases, lots of gunfights, and De Niro
shooting cars with his missle launcher. A brainless action movie? No! It
actually has some deep dialogue, and you never know what's in the case.
I liked it. It dragged a little now and again. But I enjoyed the twists
and surprises. And what can be said about those chase scenes. Especially
the big one! Wow. I loved it and plan on going to see it again.