Saturday, April 4, 2009
I feel like I've been waiting a long time for this, it had a really awesome trailer and a promising cast.
For me it delivered, it was pretty much what I expected it to be. Simple plot, a husband (Thomas Jane) and wife (Diane Lane) end up in a situation involving a professional hitman (Mickey Rourke) and an up and comer (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). The husband and wife get put into protective custody to protect them, while they get hunted down.
It is a simple script, nothing too confusing, plays out a little bit on the predictable side. However you can let that go because the cast for the most part give great performances. Mickey Rourke especially is the stand out, and he does steal the show from time to time. While he isn't going so, Joseph Gordon-Levitt does. He proves once again what an excellent actor he is, capable of almost any kind of role. Thomas Jane was good as well, he has been better (The Mist), for me though the weakest link was Diane Lane. Certainly not one of her best roles, but she falls a bit flat. I think the role would have suited someone else.
Not sure why this was kept on the shelves for so long, it is a good film, it doesn't drag. Good Friday night's entertainment. Certainly check it out if you are a fan of Mickey Rourke or Joseph Gordon-Levitt.