Written March 06, 2009
The only positive thing I can say about this movie is the filming was good. It has the polish and look of a Hollywood Blockbuster. They just forgot the script and acting of a blockbuster. OMG what a BAD movie. Some parts were so bad they became funny. The conspiracy in this story is that this rotten movie suckered my & my family out of 50 bucks for tickets and movie snacks.
Plot: tired, worn out copycat plot
Acting: There was no acting
Action: The action scenes were out of place and silly
Cinemetography: pretty good, but why?
I will never watch another movie from this cast of directors/actors.
Written September 25, 2014
(Based on an advance preview): This spy-related drama (with a not very good title) is surprisingly ENJOYABLE. SHAWN WEST (of “ER”) plays a computer engineer who starts getting mysterious messages on a cell phone (ala “EAGLE EYE”). He starts following the instructions texted to him (tho it’s never explained just WHY he would do that), & goes flitting between Thailand and Prague in the Czech Republic. He’s hounded by an FBI agent (VING RHAMES), an ex-agent (ED BURNS) and a powerful U.S. govt minister (MARTIN SHEEN). Throw in some Russians, a shadowy romantic interest, some fine car chases, intrusive cameras everywhere, and you’ve got an interesting and fun ride. Is “Big Brother” watching him? And, if so, who (if anyone) is really CONTROLLING Big Brother?! There are elements of ‘WAR GAMES’ and various other action films. Outside of an overly-loud soundtrack, this is a pleasing action excursion that’s gotten little publicity.
Written March 03, 2009
Okay, judging from all of the reviews on here and how mixed they are, I wasn't sure what to think of this one. Grabbed some tickets with a friend last night and watched this: and it was surprisingly GOOD. Great cast, love the conspiracy aspects (big brother IS after all always watching us these days... and for who's safety? ours or corporations?)
Anyway, it had good action, great locations, and some pretty freaking sweet actors in it... And the lead female was amazingly gorgeous...
Check it out if you aren't some cynical moviegoer that has lost the ability to enjoy a good old action film once in a while... you won't be disappointed...
Written September 25, 2014
PLEASE, I beg of you, don't waste your time or money on this piece of cinematic rubbish!
Bullet points explaining my distain:
- Shane West + Worst actor (not to mention leading man) since Michael Moore
- The decent casting (except Shane West) falsely draws you in, then you are totally betrayed
- Either the stars they got to be in this were lied to, or they had some kind of anti-America agenda they thought they could fulfill by making a movie that frames America as a world evil and Russia (of all countries) as the defender of human rights!
- Terrible script
- Laughable acting by Shane West
- Completely predictable storyline...not ONE twist that wasn't completely obvious.
I could go on and on, but just believe me that this movie SUCKS!!!
Written July 24, 2016
The fact that Martin Sheen is in this movie should tell you all you need to know. This is a liberal treatise that makes America (the NSA and the Bush Admin) the enemy and Russia and Putin the heros. I know Hollywood is a liberal bastion, but this is over the top. The sub-title for this flick should be "I rather be Red than dead" and "God bless the USSR"