Action but no depth.Got boring after 30 minutes.Didnt bother watching until the end.
Great action, so many locations, loved it. Fine acting, exciting plot and definitely entertaining.
Not a bad movie just a little drawn out. 5/10
This is a movie that you can watch enjoy and get a buzz spotting the local locales. But it does have issues.
Having recently watched "The Guard" an Irish Film Board movie and commented how using "Gun"actors can be counter productive this movie is another example,,,but worst. Although a good watch, this film was thoroughly Bi-Polar and confused. The movie had too many why's.
The Jason Statham factor obviously brought in the modern action unbelievable fights and stunts of his past films (think hose fight in Transporters 3) but it was set in the past.
The other personality was the historical spy thriller with the allusion to the chemistry of Spy Game (Redford and Pitt) and attention to detail and reproduction of the remade Tinker Tailer. I agree De Niro was a bit confused (hugely better in Ronin) and the overall notion of "Shadow" organisations were far better portrayed in The Shadowline.
If I was Film Victoria I would be looking at the books on this one it screamed "junket". How much was paid for all the old cars (now collectors items) and that part of the budget going to overseas actors and asking why was it in the past and where did it derail? Although faithful to the era (I checked Olympus sites) why that bloody camera it looked too modern?
At least I learned that the Chuck girlie was an aussie. Take an concept modernise it and ignore the period piece control the talent don't buy ego's and invest in one cohesive script direction and you make a better film.
Any movie with Jason Statham is worth watching and this one was no exception. Great action scenes, great storyline.
Did the screenwirter get paid? Copy and paste of every terrible action cliché. Clive Owen and Robert De Niro look lost, perhaps wondering why they are in this rubbish? And note to production crew, Melbourne isn't a substitute for Paris...
Not a bad hollywood action, clearly some bigger dollars went into making this in multiple locations, but it never shakes the feeling that if you've seen one Jason Statham film, you've seen 'em all. If you like the 'bad action film' genre, you'll like this film, you'll enjoy the ride, and will be happy gloss over the many flaws.