Excellent thriller! Ultimately the plot is not that very complicated but the atmosphere, the pace, the aerial shots, the characters development and the rhythm all contribute to a brilliant experience of terror and fear that may be taken for real: this is the excellence of the film medium!
I love this sort of movie. There are no black and whites, just shades of grey. We all adapt/react to the situations we find ourselves in. This subtext is pretty clear, from the naive do-gooder christian to the corrupted soviet cop.
One of the most overlooked thrillers in years. A multi-layered tale of intercultural communication gone horribly wrong that really creeps up on you. Performances are right on the money: Mortimer's doesn't flinch, Kingsley's is chillingly ambiguous, and this is the rare film that uses Harrelson the way it should.
The triumph of capitalism as explained in Communist countries. After all is said and done, which is more important, finding the murderer, or getting a huge payoff? You can always buy another boyfriend. Noriega and Mortimer play against type quite well, and they've got good chemistry.
Decent thriller with an interesting setting. Pity they didn't exploit more of the cultural differences of the relationship between the US and a post-cold-war Russia. It's also a pity that Emily Mortimer plays in it, because she's, well, she can be quite awful.