Frédéric Petitjean directs Jean Reno, Sarah Lind and Joe Anderson in this thriller where a retired hitman lets an injured woman with a murky agenda recuperate in his secluded cabin.
Although it leans heavily on Reno’s Leon legacy, this never comes to life. The flat yet ambitious timewaster is overly fussily plotted and shows its production compromises in every scene. Set in America but shot in the Ukraine, this feature unconvincing shots of Eastern European locations set-dressed with the Stars N Stripes, all supporting actors are poorly dubbed and the producers have used their sports cars and coke party pied-à-terres as tax write-offs in the film rather than hire convincing props. Reno, Lind and Joe Anderson do better work than the script deserves but for a film that teases Besson-style revenge pyrotechnics, you only get a few shots fired and then the end credits.
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