Hard-hitting action superstar Vin Diesel stars as Toorop, a ruthless mercenary hired to smuggle a mysterious young woman from the post-apocalyptic confines of Eastern Europe to the glittering megalopolis of New York City.
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Violent actioner is dull, dreary, and defective.
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Rotten: With bland protagonists and power figures unpleasant enough for us to want them out of our sight more than we want them defeated, it doesn't do much to hold our interest.
- Brian Webster, Apollo Guide, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: There are moments here that are spectacular, and there are many more that are spectacular failures.
- David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: As if the gruff dialogue isnt bad enough, the action scenes are merely adequate.
- Gary Brown, Houston Community Newspapers, Thursday, June 24, 2010
- DouglasWCollins, Tuesday, January 18, 2011
A spectacular and mind-blowing blast of great science fiction and hard-hitting action in this wickedly cool and awsome action-thriller. It's Blade Runner meets Children of men. It's solid, thrilling and cool. A stylish and well-crafted film thats terifficly entertaining from start to finish. An explosive, hard-core and adreniline-pumping edge of your seat thriller with great speacial effects and great action. An exhilerating and pulse-pounding adventure that kicks the pulse and excitement meter to a whole new level. Vin Diesel is teriffic, showing why he is a great action hero and compelling star. Director, Mathieu Kassovitz has crafted a great vision that deserves more credit than it has been given. This review is for the extended version, where as the original cut was too fast-paced and flat-out awful. This is a more exceptable version.
- allan913, Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Echoes of 'Johnny Mnemonic' went through my brain as I watched this, not that its as bad as that but its abit to close for comfort. I still dont really know what happened haha the plot is very very well hidden and the film is really mixed up. The film doesnt know what it wants to be, there's the action of a sci-fi blockbuster in there and the usual standard martial arts affair but you can see the serious epic style wanting to come through too, shame they got Diesel in it. The rest of the cast is weak really, Thierry is actually really annoying as the virgin child, I wanted her to get killed, and the rest dont really do anything. Some nice touches like a 'Blade Runner' style NY city and quite decent if unsure why needed snow chase but thats about it, the cgi on offer was pretty poor too.
- phubbs1, Thursday, February 9, 2012