Ralph Breaks the Internet
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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All Critics (7)
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It's great action and gripping fun.
The plot creaks along and nothing Penn does can align it.
Laughing at this stuff isn't good for the soul.
Pure cable flick stuff all the way, only with the added power of Hackman! (And his sidekick Dillonlad!)
...[an] engaging and intriguing little thriller.
Not one of Arthur Penn's best. I'm not sure if it was the director's goal to make this feel like "The French Connection" or "Bullet" but "Target" doesn't hit the bullseye and fails on every level. Not good.
Why does it say this is from 2003 ? lol. This movie is pretty old.
i found it slow and boring turned it of about half hour into it!
A generally underappreciated thriller, which is a bit like a cross between "True Lies" and "Frantic". Gene Hackman plays a former CIA agent whose past catches up with him when his wife is kidnapped in Paris. Heretofore dismissed as a boring old fart by his teenage son (Matt Dillon), Hackman's exotic past and unsuspected resourcefulness are revealed as they strive to get their loved one back. Yes, it's a bit silly and the plot is alternately predictable and puzzling, so that I was repeatedly either two steps ahead or completely baffled, but the film is lifted by the quality of its performances and its superb use of locations. Dillon delivers a winning blend of surly rebelliousness and vulnerability, and Hackman is extraordinary, lending complexity and credibility to a character who could so easily have seemed ridiculous, in lesser hands. The genuine tenderness of Dillon and Hackman's father-son relationship is highly unusual, giving "Target" a distinctive flavour, unlike that of any other movie I can think of. It isn't another "Night Moves", but it's better than you might expect.
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