Forest Whitaker, Dennis Quaid, William Hurt, and Matthew Fox star in director Pete Travis' Rashomon-style thriller in which an assassination attempt on the president of the United States is detailed from five unique perspectives. As the president arrives in Salamanca, gunshots ring out. An American tourist (Whitaker) has captured footage of the would-be assassin on videotape, and now, as the stories of the other four witnesses unfold, each essential piece of the puzzle quickly falls into place. Only when all of the stories are told will the chilling truth to this shocking crime finally emerge. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
The movie was suspenseful, with great action scenes, and an interesting way of unfolding the story. It shows you the events leading to the assassination attempt on the president from each main characters point-of-view (or vantage point). A good movie worth seeing.
It's a good concept. Entertaining - sure didn't cost much for the set, considering the mistakes in the fact that the even though the same timing sequence is supposed to be being repeated, the sun is still moving across the sky and the shawdows changing as it gets later in the day. It gets old, jumping back in time again and again but it is able to hold your interest to see how things come together.
The concept of viewing a scene from several individual viewpoints is an interesting one, and might have carried the film, except for the several holes in the plot and some over-acting. There is an automobile chase scene that is overcooked, over-long, and simply unbelievable. I generously award the film 2.5 stars--which is akin to a C-Minus school grade. That's not too good.....
I gave this movie a 3 star rating out of 5 only because the ending tied everything together. Otherwise, I wouldn't have liked this movie one bit! While I understood the purpose of repeatedly going back to 12 o'clock, I didn't quite appreciate it. I'm thinking the story could have been told a little differently WITHOUT going back to 12 o'clock over and over and over again. Great acting, however, you just about knew who the "bad guy" was when he ventured out ON HIS OWN to "chase" the other "bad guy".
The movie is pieced together in a very controlled manner. in other words the writers dumb down the clues and gradually spoon feed you up to the good parts. they could have easily removed about 30 to 40 minutes of footage. This movie relies on the order of the clues and not the wit of the characters. Movie is not worth the watch. it is not until the replays stop that the movie gets interesting. also this idea is not original its been done before with movies such as Run Lola Run.
One good movie, not the best I've ever seen but pretty good, it is just one BIG surprise the whole way!!! But the ending was a HUGE surprise. I think you should go rent it then if you do like it buy it then. I liked it i won't watch it right away but i will again sometime. Dennis Quaid was perfect for this part.