The Girl from the Naked Eye Reviews
First off is the genre. By having the main girl murdered in the very first scene, there is no suspense or ticking clock for the hero to beat. Jake (Jason Yee) is a driver and his girlfriend/escort is found murdered. He must avenger her death. The movie would be more thrilling if she was kidnapped instead.
The action bits are pretty decent, but only when Jake is fighting Marco, a Capoeira fighter with some mean skills. There is a cheesy homage to the hallway fight in Oldboy, as well as some lame gun play. If they opted to make this just a martial arts flick instead of a noir, it would have succeeded better.
Dominque Swain plays another escort that simply gives advice, and she is underused and should have been a new sidekick for Jake. Instead she just points him in the right direction whenever the plot slows down.
Overall the movie just feels a rip off of Marv's story in Sin City, but its mixed genres and lack of suspense make for a dull noir wannabe full of voice-overs and no tension or drama. The only humour was the pimp's girlfriend, and it makes for a very stiff and unsatisfying movie.