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½ February 16, 2011
Decent enough drama where a strong but simplistic acting bunch is put together. Good that they didn't resort to English too much. It keeps it authentic. It's not a fast moving script, but I'm guessing that wasn't the plan anyway.
½ December 28, 2010
A nice clear cut movie that took on about 4 different languages throughout the film (including some in subtitles and some not- very odd). And the uber cute girl from the last 007 movie- swoon.
Nothing really too bad to say about it, its better then mostly anything out of Hollywood, even if it did slightly fall into a sudo flow that I've seen in other movies before.
½ December 4, 2010
This Bond Bombshell is a force to be reckoned with. Olga was great in a better than expected blood-fest, Centurion-where I last saw her. Here, she plays a woman who is guilt ridden and trying to mend the mistakes of her past. She left her child and husband and moved to Russia, got caught up in some bad stuff and is being held as a sex slave. Her only way out of this bad life is to perform a few hits on a couple of lowlifes, but its never that easy, right?

She refuses to put a bullet through the head of another woman, and upon failing to complete an assignment, she voids the deal, and is a target for her "boss." All the while she befriends her neighbor who like her character, Galia, She, Eleanor, also gets smacked around. Galia essentially sees Eleanor as a reflection of herself and wants to save Eleanor from ending up like her, and vicariously protects her and trains her to defend herself from her husband's daily wrath.

This is a very good drama that plays like an action movie. It's only imperfections lie in the most important and persuasive parts in the movie and that is the dialogue between the girls. Some of the scenes tend to overstay their welcome, but on the plus side, the director prevents the two female characters from overstepping stereotypical boundaries and falling into an unbelievable lesbian hook-up situation. The subtle tone of their parallel troubles destroy any built up undertones of a secret attraction and that was smart to keep the focus.

Good Movie...
November 27, 2010
A bleak drama about two women in way over their heads. One, an abused housewife, the other a hired killer trying to get out of the country. Well made, but extremely grim and depressing. Olga Kurylenko and Ninette Tayeb are both excellent. But it never delves into the violent, exploitation cinema I was hoping for. It is far more drama than action film, which is fine, but not what I expected or wanted.
November 15, 2010
Excelente pelicula ruso israeli, en la cual una mujer para salir de la prostitucion a la que es obligada se convierte en asesina a sueldo. En el edificio donde vive se hace amiga de la vecina que es golpeada por su marido. La pelicula enseņa el valor de la amistad frente a las adversidades de la vida.
November 12, 2010
Do not let the poster fool you! This is not an action movie, its a very good drama. Galia played by Olga Kurlenko, is a woman with a troubled past, and trying to run away from it. She is than forced to be an assassin in Tal Aviv, because she is trying to get home to her daughter. As she becomes better at what she does, she finds out her neighbor Elinor is also running way from an abusive husband. The two neighbors start to have a strong bond, when Galia's career catches up with her, it puts both of them in the crosshairs. This movie started out strong, it really showed the darkness of being an assassin, but most of the time the movie is very slow, but it picks back up at the end when it keeps you on the edge of your seat.
November 6, 2010
A poignant drama about a Ukrainian woman making friends with an Israeli woman.
October 24, 2010
The human trafficking stuff is interesting.
½ October 8, 2010
Decent women's lib movie. Sort of a mix of Taken and Thelma & Louise. Slow and quiet, but there are some good gun fights.
½ September 14, 2010
uberbabe olga kurylenko plays a hooker who abandoned her child and performs cold-blooded killing assignments for her captors in the promise of escape. she befriends an abused neighbor who joins in on the adventure. action ok. nice to see olga fleshing out her acting skills beyond being a bond girl.
September 2, 2010
This is an awesome film from start to finish i was not bored for a single second,It's good to see girl's actually kicking ass & taking names & yes that happens lot's in this film,But not only is the action good the story is fantastic & it's acted & directed extremely well,Not many ppl have heard of this film but if you get a chance definetly check it out it's a great film SEE IT!!!
September 1, 2010
If you can ignore the horrible camera, the acting was pretty good and the ending was sort of an homage to Carlito's Way but there were times when I kept thinking, this is so goddamn boring. There wasn't enough happening that would want me to re-watch it again.
½ August 18, 2010
This was a very boring movie about a prostitute whose pimp decides to let her out if she starts killing people for him.
When she moves into her own place she starts a friendship with the lady next door who gets beat down by her husband.
It is a very boring and long feeling movie that isn't really all that entertaining.
The only redeeming thing is that Olga Kurylenko (Quantum Of Solace) gets naked, which is nice, she's very attractive.
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