December 29, 2012
A better, encouraging among recent Cruise pieces...
.thanks to its more subtle aggression, nice cinematography... that being said Cruise still couldn't stop polishing his role a bit - but he's much-much better here than in any of his previous, laughably overblown action roles, here he's pretty much always in character. His partner, Rosamund Pike was also fine (and no, I'm not judging by her boobs which, let's not forget, were omnipresent in most of the shots.)
Story itself is nothing you couldn't guess in 15 minute but it's entertaining, I've appreciated the fact that they've avoided *most* of the stupid Hollywood crap (eg main characters didn't hook up etc), even the last fight scene, while completely uncalled for, was still kinda OK, not too much, not too fancy.
My attention was maintained (though as an avid art movie fan it's not something hard to do unless it's mindless destruction which bores me to hell after a minute), I was reasonably entertained for 2 hours - all in all it's nothing special but an OK one-night thriller flick.
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