A one-time freelance hitman who was just attempting to turn his life around is forced to keep his heart pumping when his vengeful former employers inject him with a lethal poison that will permanently stop his ticker if his pulse sinks beneath an active rate in a non-stop urban action extravaganza starring Jason Statham and Amy Smart. Chev Chelios (Statham) was one of the most skilled assassins in the West Coast crime syndicate. When he hung up his guns in the middle of a job to run off with his new girlfriend Eve (Smart), however, the man who was once the hunter now becomes the hunted. Awakened from his slumber by a telephone call informing him of his precarious situation, Chelios soon discovers that the only way to save Eve from certain death at the hands of his nemesis is to stay two steps ahead of his killers, keep his heart-rate high enough to stay alive, and blast through the streets of Los Angeles in search of an antidote. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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I do love action films, but I can't see how some people think this is a good movie. I thought it was going to be along the lines of Die Hard, but its way off the mark. The premise the the plot was not very believable, it didn't seem to make sense that he didn't let his girlfriend in on what was happening to him (in my mind it just made the protagonist look more like a doofus), the acting was bad, some lines were so unnatural it sounded like lines just read from a page.