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An avid movie buff | Mishawaka IN | 10/17/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"First the positives, the movies is set in Russia and appears to have been filmed there or at least in eastern Europe. Even if they filmed it this way to save money, the producers deserve some credit for authenticity. The secondary "Russian" characters also seem authentic ( except Tara Reid ) and are decent actors.
Thats pretty much it for the positives. The two or three main "actors" are pretty poor. The lead character is a CIA analyst who the agency sends to the field to conduct an investigation in to a Russian Billionairs death. "Why would they send a desk officer in the field?" you may ask, well you dont have to because the movie asks this for you 30 or 40 times. Because they wanted him to fail! < gasp!>,
They do fail. Fail in making an egaging, believable, or entertaining film. Im not sure but I think the bulk of Tara Reid's part was dubbed. badly. The main character cant act. The plot goes beyond cliche to routine and boring. Car chases, villians with facial scars, crooked politicians, and a hooker with a heart of gold. And no you dont see Tara Reid naked in it either.
Its one of those movies that you watch and constantly ask "why is he doing that?"