Written March 28, 2015
Decent date movie. Ladies will love Colin Ferrel and men will be charmed with Noomi Rapace, who's pretty damn hot despite the scars. It's a complex plot, but not quite so solid. It might've been better served by keeping somescenes that were likely cut. The story felt too forced or a stretch in any normal viewers' imagination. Some great tension in the movie and suspense as it became a fairly nice "reveal." But, some of that momentum was lost and snagged as one is caught thinking more than feeling their way through the movie. It was carried by big names, good looks, sensual energy, and solid action. However, some of these gaps in writing, force fit some ideas that simply eroded the credibility of the story line. It's unfortunate because most were small points of detail that didn't really add much. Instead they detratcted, and apparently squandered some of the real acting talent and opportunities available with such big name stars. Happy I saw it. Would not see it again though.
Written July 30, 2014
Wasn't expecting much from this action/thriller, but was very pleasantly surprised. Both Noomi Rapace and Colin Farell really do display solid acting chops in this one. Would give it a solid 3 out of 4 stars.
Written September 23, 2014
I enjoyed the movie, good substance with a great plot. The ending was left for a surprise. This is a good movie to watch with your spouse or even by yourself.
Written January 26, 2015
Great movie with a great plot and story line. Colin Farrell just gets better with time. Very rarely do I watch a movie that doesn't get boring in the middle, this one kept me from falling asleep. Colin Farrell rockz!
Written January 30, 2015
I went to see this because I became a Noomi Rapace fan from The Girl movies. I am so glad I had not read anything else about it. Two "damaged" and angry people begin a relationship based on blackmail and revenge against those who hurt them. The Noomi character is similar to Lisbeth Salander- hurt, angry and tough. Her performance alone is worth putting up with the exaggerated violence. Colin Farrell is a bit wooden. You have no idea what's going on inside his head for most of the movie. On the whole definitely worth seeing.