Directed by: James Foley.
Starring: Halle Berry, Bruce Willis, Giovanni Ribisi.
Where do films like this get off? It seems like every week I see a film like this, that aims to be a compelling thriller by following that same Hollywood formula over and over, this film is one of those.....
Well in some ways, this will be the only thing I will mention in this review that I liked about the film and that was the ending.....I don't mean the film ending (not really), but the way the twist plays out, it successfully twists around it's characters to make quite a surprising twist that could have worked so much more....if it had not been for the first 90 minutes being so dull. Terribly dull in fact, the pacing is thrown off in the first 20 minutes by being way too unfocused and badly edited, from there, the films follows a very familiar formula with thin characters, a lack of focus on them, terrible dialogue and any potential thrills are thrown away and the filmmakers attempt to make a sexy thriller, but with cheap sex related dialogue and no sexiness....as soon as the final 20 minutes of film arrived, I just didn't care, even the acting couldn't save the film, although Giovanni Ribisi does help save his character with a great performance, he is rarely on screen and instead, we are endured with Halle Berry's most hilariously bad performance since Catwoman and Bruce Willis' stiff performance.
An inventive ending, I will give it that, but any potential from that ending is ruined by a very unfocused, dull and badly written first 90 minutes.