Michael Mann-ish. Plus: the fiercest heroine of the 10s alongside Chastain, Bullock, Hathaway, Blunt, and Wasikowska: Mireille Enos. The film IS her> she outshines Arnie and every guy on that team, and not because she's the only woman, but because she's the most interesting character. And arnie is terrific - he has depth and the more he ages, the more we get to see a never before seen to him: frailty.
This would have been great material for Sam Peckinpah and indeed that is the style they were going for but it falls short where Peckinpah used to make it work. This is entertaining though but not quite a classic.
Underrated, Sweetest Word in the World Vol.1. So-called "slasher film" always depicts scene that glamourous women is brutally killed through male gaze & that is established as grammar. So inverting this smartly, "Sabotage" features drastic killing of DEA machos who're violent & alpha male. Of course, the way they're killed is ultra-grotesque & various(Gun shot! Piece of meat! Disembowel!) And BADASS MIREILLE ENOS
A decent but quite forgettable Arnie-vehicle. I liked that the tone was more serious than I had expected and the cast was clearly above the level of the material. The action was suitably old school and the mystery aspect OK. However, there is alot of potential here that clearly was squandered. And that tacked on Mexico ending felt very contrived.