Stephen McHenry | Olney, MD USA | 06/25/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"William Baldwin is a bad actor from the first moment to the last. It is painful to watch, especially since the plot is so cliche and predictable. The city of Barcelona is beautiful, but under utilized in the film. Typical car chases, unsurprising developments, average camera work: Pompeo is very watchable, most of the other characters are bland, Baldwin is horrific. I had to fast forward through the last 1/3 of the movie. I couldn't necessarily recommend this to someone just looking for a movie with Barcelona scenes as a travel reminder, which is about the only reason one could think of to consider recommending this embarrassment."
Like a Failed TV Pilot
Jim M. | Springfield MA | 04/23/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Ellen Pompeo (the star of TV's GREY'S ANATOMY) stars as an art dealer, sent to Spain to help find out who stole a valuable painting.
Despite the European locations, the film has the look and feel of a low budget, failed TV pilot. Very cheaply done with a few rather dull chase scenes thrown in. Some of the dialogue is quite laughable as well. While Pompeo does a good job in the film, it is not worth seeing.
There are no extras on the DVD, except for a still gallery, which doesn't even make much sense. Why have a bunch of stills of the film, especially when they all seem to be taken from the same scene?
Wait for it to eventually make it to cable. That is the only way I can recommend seeing it.
I am becoming an effete snob, or the film is bad
Jacques COULARDEAU | OLLIERGUES France | 12/23/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Apart from the use of Mozart's Requiem, and apart from the evanescent vision of some of the most famous and beautiful paintings of the classical and baroque era, this film will remain as an entertainment that is so predictable that all pleasure is nullified. We know practically all the time what is going to happen because the timing in the film itself prevents this or that culprit to be the real one, especially since a Russian cannot be a master mind. That has to be a good old cool American and of course the one who is most over suspicion. We practically know when the phone is going to ring and who is going to be on it, etc. A lot better could easily have been done in that field, but television must have been I guess the primary target, and then the teenage summer audience, those who only think of wasting some time in the cool shade of the air-conditioned theater when it is too hot outside for mooching some kisses from girls.
Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, University Paris Dauphine, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne & University Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines