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3.0 out of 5 stars NON STOP but missing something, June 10, 2010
This review is from: From Paris with Love [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
FROM PARIS WITH LOVE is not without merit because it does have the gift of a great performance by John Travolta who can play Edna in HAIRSPRAY and turn around and play bad mouthed, gonna put a hole in ya' Charlie Wax in FROM PARIS WITH LOVE. It also has constant action, and if you like that sort of thing then you'll be rewarded with a movie that holds your interest.

Yet, when its over, you won't need to watch it again, because it isn't that kind of movie. You can't help but think throughout the movie, that some scenes were missing. Either that or Luc Besson scraped the typical plot of most action movies and decided to focus his screenplay on a subplot.

While the movie is about stopping terrorism, most of the movie is about the relationship between Charlie Wax (Travolta) & James Reece (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) & whether or not Reece has it in him to kill. Also, most of the movie is taken up by chasing down a drug ring. Eventually, toward the end of the movie, we discover the true reason why we're watching. A terrorist target.

The movie is 90 minutes of mayhem, bullets and Travolta putting holes in people or just finding creative ways to send people to the hereafter. If you're looking for a story, it is vague and you can't help but wander that Luc Besson intended that. Yet, because of that, it's a movie that is and will be easily forgotten.
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Initial post: Jul 24, 2010 7:36:04 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 24, 2010 7:36:54 PM PDT
Kate McMurry says:
Excellent review, Chris! Very thoughtful and well written.

I strongly agree with what you're saying here about the flaws of the film, though I will admit that one major twist I was not expecting was who Reece had to kill at the end of the film. I was expecting that character to be mere cannon fodder at the beginning of Act 1.

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 11:37:03 PM PDT
I have been thinking the whole time I have been watching this movie that surely it was a spoof or something. I mean seriously?!?!?!?!?
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