Avant on avait LAUTNER, VENTURA & DARC. Là, on a BESSON, COSTNER & HEARD. Des flingueurs & de belles inconnues venant bousculer d'ex-barbouzes grincheux. C'était le cinéma de Papa. Ca se regarde en mangeant à la cuisine avant la vaisselle. C'est rassurant & con.== There's always been shooters & shooted, 5 cent plots where femmes fatales come jostling grumpy ex-spies. It was called Daddy's movies. Reassuring & stupid.
Though its nice to see the late career resurrection of Kevin Costner continue this latest effort from Besson's Eurocorp group is a failure on most every level. It tanks as both a father/daughter story and as an action picture. Several action set pieces are quite good, but this 'Taken' lite is really pretty awful mostly due to its dopey dialoque and an extremely miscast Amber Heard who looks ridiculous.
*1/2. Luc Besson is the worthy spiritual son of Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus. No doubt that he loves cinema, that's not the question. He simply doesn't have anything to say but he knows how to sell an idea. So here's a slightly comic family thriller taking place in Paris. Half a star for the two bad guys and for Connie Nielsen. Costner is OK. Almost instant crap.
Amusing but absurd film with a sevre identity crisis. It veers between genres and styles and never seems to settle for either grit or laughs. It seems the filmmakers throw every cliché they know at the screen to see what sticks. I feel sorry for Costner who actually tries to make sense of his character amidst all the talentless madness.
I never like Kevin Costner, but this movie was so bad it made him the only watchable thing in it. Amber Heard was unbearable, the most awful movie spy agent, might as well blaring the 007 theme song along that over-the-top acting and silly Angelina Jolie-wannabe make up.
Una specie di Bourne Identity della terza età,con Besson che fornisce una sceneggiatura densa di letame ed un Kevin Costner carismatico e coinvolgente come nello spot Rio-Mare. Regia iper-incollata e stereotipi alla Vanzina....robba da veri luridi.
if i had any expectations for this they might not have been met. but costner as neesen, i had zero. the forced humor didn't interest or detract me so it wasn't a big disappointment. now Lucy! that was disappointing.
This is so stunningly bad it becomes a surreal experience. If you were unaware of the above the line credits going in, you would assume the director and writers had never seen a competent film, much less ever made one. Dreadfully flat performances, incomprehensible (yet on the nose) writing, deadly direction, and a who cares subplot make this abysmally dreadful and one of the worst of 2014. Holy FAIL.