What a pleasant surprise this was after big blockbusters let down like MI 4. This movie will hooked you from the opening scene with it's gripping action and performances from Denzel, Reynolds and solid supporting cast along with some really mean bad guys. I can't imagine anyone not having a great time with this. 2 big thumbs up from me and not many movies get me excited these days.
Pretty good movie. Nothing new, has a familiar feel because Denzel pretty much plays the same type of character in every film he does, just with the plot details altered, but it had lots of action and was well done.
Denzel Washington can make a mediocre movie great, and I thought the movie was okay. The story was what interested me. I love how Matt Weston's character is truly schooled by Tobin Frost. I know that this plot has been done many times before, but I still love it. This movie reminded me that patriotism doesn't necessarily mean that you just follow and don't ask questions.
If I were judging this movie only by the acting, I'd most likely rate it 4 stars rather than 3. I felt the story was trite and predictable. It's exciting if you like shoot 'em up adventure/thrillers (and I do). My boyfriend and I both got a kick out of it. Ryan Reynolds' character is intelligent but untried in the field. Suddenly he's responsible for the the safety of Danzel Washington's character who is a CIA legend as well as a rouge agent. DW's character is presented as a bad guy, a traitor, and RR's as the good guy, but really? It's baptism by fire for RR's character, and the development between them IS the best story. To tell you more would ruin it. It's a hoot and entertaining if you don't mind being 2-3 steps ahead of the action most of the time.