25 November 2015 | Seth_Rogue_One
Mediocre movie but Michelle Monaghan is good as usual
Almost came close to giving it a 6 but I don't really think it has much replay value so I'll just leave it at a five.
Got interested in watching this after being pleasantly surprised by Michael Keaton's performance as a hit-man in MERRY GENTLEMAN so I was a little let down when he hadn't shown up in the first 25 minutes, but once he pops up (closer to the 30 minute mark), he becomes one of the key characters in the film.
Has a bit of a rough start in terms of truly getting going and feels slightly amateurish but once it gets going it gets decent enough to keep watching, Michelle Monaghan initially felt a little miscast during the war-segments but once she goes blind she feels more natural.
And even though Michael Keaton never feels truly threatening his screen-presence speaks for itself and makes it work somehow, it helps that Monaghan portrays her characters fear very well.
Barry Sloane is the third lead in the film and he's just okay, not bad but he doesn't come across as terribly menacing either and doesn't have the same star-power charisma that helped Keaton to make his role a bit better than it was.
As far as the story goes, we've kinda seen it all before although minor details feel fresh but they could have done so much more with it.
Yeah overall not a great movie, but not a complete disaster either.
Decent to watch on a slow Sunday afternoon perhaps.