(This review may contain spoilers).
This is one of the films I can’t actually remember the first time I saw it, though I suspect it was originally on television and then I liked it so much that I ordered it on DVD… only to then watch it on television again today.
This was a film that really appealed to me. I like the idea of someone accused of a crime he (or she) didn’t commit and having to figure out how to prove their innocence. I’ve said before that Samuel Jackson is a good actor, although I think he talks in a very similar manner in each character he plays.
There were some small amounts of humour in this film that I felt really worked to break up the tension. I also felt that the two main actors played well off each other. Both of them were passionate, though in very different ways. And the film succeeded in surprising me during more than one scene.
I’m sure parts of this film aren’t very realistic, but I still feel it’s a really entertaining one to watch. There are a few moments of gore in it, but nothing that I felt was really major. I also thought that the supporting actors played their characters well.
If this is the kind of genre of film you like, I would recommend giving it a try. In the action/adventure/thriller genre, this has always been and remains one of my favourites.
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