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Customer Review

on May 22, 2006
I was at a movie theater and had to make a choice about which movie to see. I had never seen a trailor or heard much about any of them. I finally opted for this movie because it had Bruce Willis in it and usually he picks good movies to be in. Let me tell you, that was a good choice on my part.

Now let me also tell you that this is an excellent movie and I think you should see it. But I don't want to give any of the plot away at all, since I went into the movie an unsuspecting victim myself. So I will give you some generalizations about the movie and that will do it justice without revealing the plot. Because really, what is the point of watching a suspense movie if you know the plot. That is half of the suspense there.

First of all if you can imagine "Blue Velvet" meets "The Big Labowski" you can imagine this film. It is entertainingly suspensefull, keeping you on the edge of your seat with anticipation throughout. At the same time it is lighthearted in ways despite its dark overtones. Bruce Willis once again takes up his role as hitman aka "The Whole Nine Yards" but this time in a much darker David Lynch "Mystery Man" kind of feel. Of course he is excellent because he is Bruce Willis afterall.

You are led from one situation into the next as the puzzle becomes more and more complex. You can only wonder "how is this going to end" and "there must be some greater purpose behind it". That is when you realize what could have been a simple movie about someone caught between two mobs has more to it than it seems. Don't worry though you will never get lost by the seemingly complicated plot line. By the end the puzzle will fit together and you will then really appreciate the brilliant cinematography. Unlike a David Lynch film though you will feel a sense of closure because the whole thing makes sense at the end. Now its up to you if you should take a risk. I think you will find yourself lucky if you do.
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