A few neat story twists about an assassin trapped between two crime bosses. The film is filled with likable heroes and villains who do stellar acting even Josh Hartnett is acceptable here. Stupid explanation scene and a surprise death sequence that is changed at the end ruin the movie.
Solid, but certainly had the potential to be a little less cringy if some of the clichés were omitted, actually letting some of the nice visuals shine through. Plot is interesting, keeps you well entertained, but the ending could've been left out or replaced by something more subtle than a whole recap of the story...
Though being occassionally funny, thrilling and aesthetically good looking, it suffers heavily from clichés and caricatures (that aren't half as witty as they think they are). The ending is really overplayed, making the puzzle's solution offensively obvious, suggesting that the director has little to no faith in his viewers' capability of thinking by themselves.
Occasionally funny, the beginning is great visually, Hartnett manages to be something else than wooden, and the structure is good. The clichéd ending and the predictable twist prevent this from rising above other similar thrillers. Doesn't add anything new to mistaken identity films, and the solution to the whole mess is actually pretty ordinary.
Surprisingly, I really enjoyed this one; can't say the same for most American crime thrillers out there! At times funny, other times a little bit gruesome (which you would expect in a Bruce Willis film, right?)... but more importantly, I just really loved the set design and visuals here. Very, very nice. Yes.
Could've been 20-30 minutes shorter and could've then been great. The Lucy Liu character could've been cut entirely. I'm a fan of twisty crime narratives with a sense of humour, so I wish I'd totally fallen for this movie. It's still good, though; it's well-directed and the screenplay works for the most part. The major twist is easy to guess at once the final act is underway, but it's still well-done.
A beautiful film, with a very good cast. I loved it for the characters, sometimes weird, the script, the final twist (that, however, is a little bit predictable in the end). I also admit I revaluated Josh Hartnett as an actor. Morgan Freeman keeps on being my favourite one.