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THEN THAT'S ALL YOU'LL EVER BE...,
This review is from: The Double [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Richard Gere, a retired CIA agent is called back from retirement to find a Soviet assassin believed to have been dead. A senator was murdered with the killer using the same MO as code name "Cassius" a former Russian agent assassin who was never caught. Gere is paired with Topher Grace, a young desk jockey from the FBI. Topher studied Cassius and wrote his thesis on him. He believes Cassius is alive and retired in the US and is the recent killer. Gere claims it is a copy cat killer and does not want to work with Topher.
There is an early plot twist, something we get enough hints to clue us in. Even though Topher lacks field experience he is fairly savvy. As they seek out Cassius, bodies start to accumulate. Martin Sheen plays the head of the CIA. While an early mystery is solved for us, there are others that exist. There are action scenes, killings, and drama. I felt the acting brought the film down. Gere was wrong for that role. I really would have liked a hipper Travolta. I did enjoy the soundtrack, which was a mild Russian pagan metal with a good drum beat. Makes for a decent spy drama rental. 3 1/2 stars. Gere fans can take it to 4 stars as he looks like he has stayed in pretty good shape for a man his age.
No f-bombs, sex, or nudity. Mild swearing.
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Initial post: Oct 27, 2013 12:14:07 AM PDT
John Kacarab says:
Too many 'reviewers' today spoil the fun of watching films by giving a summary of ALL the major details instead of doing as you did -- you were able to provide a really thoughtful review but still allow viewers who have NOT seen the film enjoy the major and finer details for themselves. Really, great job! I'll look forward to reading more of YOUR reviews in the future.
(I didn't agree with you about Gere, though, but ... whatever. :) )
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2013 2:40:44 AM PDT
The Movie Guy says:
Thanks, although I am guilty of just that in some of my earlier reviews, many of which I have since edited. After getting beat up by comments that I give away too much I changed my style.
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