Double Take Reviews
One day, "Daryl" meets a fast-talking man named "Freddy" (Eddie Griffin), who returns "Daryl's" wallet after his briefcase is stolen. Minutes later, "Daryl" gets in trouble when there is a shootout in his apartment between to crooks and two CIA agents.
After a couple of neighbors see "Daryl" with a gun following the shootout, he flees and becomes wanted by the NYPD. Then, under the orders of the CIA, he heads to Mexico.
For some reason, "Daryl" keeps running into "Freddy", who becomes an unwanted escort for "Daryl". Eventually, "Daryl" discovers that "Freddy" is wanted for the murder of a Mexican governor, and is also a former FBI agent who has been labeled 5150 -- a psychiatric case.
No matter how much "Daryl" tries to dodge "Freddy", he can't shake him. And the two become the targets of the CIA, FBI and a Mexican drug cartel.
One thing this movie has is a lot of plot twists -- a lot of them. And many are totally unexpected. At one point of the movie, it seems that the plot twists are coming at you too fast, and too close together. They start out at a good pace, but near the end of the movie is where they appear to be bunched together. In fact, it got hard to try to figure out who was on whose side.
As it comes to comedy, there are only a few good laughs. Jones and Griffen have pretty good chemistry together, but since the writer spent more time focusing on plot twists, they weren't really given much.
Since there is law enforcement agencies involved in this movie, you have to expect some action by way of gunplay. There are some gunfights in this film, but there really isn't a lot. Yes, there are some explosions as well, but nothing spectacular.
As for the soundtrack of the movie, it's pretty much forgettable. I can only remember one Mexican tune through the entire movie.
The entire cast is pretty good. However, like other movies I've seen recently, the supporting cast isn't developed to a great deal. However, because of the plot twists, it becomes difficult who is one of the good guys, and who is one of the bad guys.
Despite the too many plot twists, this is a pretty good movie. I would have to say that this could be a pretty good rental, but I would not make it a first choice to check out.