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Then, the interrogation begins, one finger at a time. Take note of the name of the movie. Oh, and did I mention that one of your hobbies is as a jazz pianist?
Ninety percent of this movie occurs with the kidnapped victim chained to a chair, with the action being the "banter" that occurs between victim and interrogator (Laurence Fishburne). The strength of the movie is in its pointed brutality, the projection of helplessness of the victim, and finally the "what the..." twist at the end.
Not an uplifting film, but what do you expect when the theme is torture and terrorism?
This movie is all acting, it could have been filmed on a high school stage like some of the old Bogart movies.
Not for the squeamish. You may want to eat an hour before the movie.
What would Eric Holder say?
The Dutch idealist is played by Ryan Phillippe (1974). He's best remembered as TV's first gay teen in "One Life to Live". Subsequently he's been in films like "Antitrust" (2001), "Crash" (2004), and "Flags of our Fathers". Phillippe does a good job but he has problems maintaining his accent.
The chief interrogator is Laurence Fishburne (1961). Fishburne may be best known as Dr. Ray Langston from the hit series "CSI", but it was his great performance as Ike Turner in "What's Love Got to do with it?" (1994) that propelled him to stardom, and an Academy Award nomination, and his role as Morpheus in the "Matrix" trilogy that brought him wide scale attention. Fact is, Fishburne has given us many excellent performances, from his early years (Mr. Clean in "Apocalypse Now", Bumpy Rhodes in "Cotton Club"). He does his usual intense job here, and his accent is great.
Fishburne is assisted by real life spouse Gina Torres (1969). You'll recognize her as the boss from "Suits" (2011) and for her role as the deadly Anna from "Alias" (2001-6) and as Zoe in "Firefly" (2002-3). She also does a great job.Read more ›
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It's already been said by many reviewers. A film with the most unexpected twists and turns, and, an unexpected ending, that many would not see coming!
Good story! Read more
profound and very well played to the end. have added this to my collection alongside Darfur, the Constant Gardener, Babel, so very relevant unfortunately, to todays conflicts.Published 16 months ago by cheryl
The plot was mind-bottling. Fishburne was amazing, and the music created a special atmosphere in the film. I loved how the movie switched off between the past and present. Read morePublished on August 2, 2013 by markus
Wow, a movie where first at least my heart was going out to the all american boy next door. Thinking how will he escape or kill his captors. Read morePublished on June 27, 2013 by MB
Tense subject in today's PC world, but good acting nonetheless -- not for everyone's stomach given the subject and methods.Published on June 11, 2013 by D. Dowds