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I thought, "an action movie with a strong female lead, we don't get to see many of those". Unfortunately this one is abysmal, one of the worse movies I have ever seen. "worse than Valerian" said one friend, "longest 90min ever" said another. The writing was awful. The cinematography was the worst, horrible lighting, long awkward shots, poor angle choices. It was trying way too much for some art house vibe. We felt like we were the ones being kidnapped and forced to watch. I will try to never watch another Steve Soderbergh movie for the rest of my life.
DISCLAIMER: please read this review first. Gina carano is clearly not a good actress. She shouldn't have been in this movie. Honestly I don't think any action was involved. Chase scenes were just mindless running. I couldn't tell who was being chased. Plus carano's legs were like robots. Instead of running normally. She was like she was marching in the army. No one runs like that. Plus there is no climax...like at all. The movie just ends. Fight scenes were decent but punchesand kicks lacked power.outa wrds
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One of the WORST and most boring movies I have ever seen. The script is painful, and reeks of a writer who doesn't know how anything in the world actually works, so he contrives situations and boring fights which seem forced when anything is happening. But most of the time, nothing is happening. Worst of all, the camera is either locked off or on amateurish tripods to frame scenes which do not further the plot or provide anything interesting to look at. Most of the scenes seem to exist only to waste time for lack of a script. Then when the camera is actually moving, it is more intelligent than the script and leads the action as if it already knows the actors marks and where they are going to walk. This is one of the best examples, of a director who does not know how to film or write, and this entire movie could have been compressed down to a five minute short, if you remove all the necessary pauses and scenes where nothing is happening. And it would still have been a boring five minute short. I feel sorry for all the actors involved in this. It is clearly the mistake of the director. And shockingly bad for a highly acclaimed director who should know better.