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An average movie

Even though this movie didn’t get much love when it was released, since I always had a weak spot for Jodie Foster’s work, I was still eager to check it out. On top of that, the concept was pretty cool and she was working with George Clooney and Julia Roberts, 2 of the biggest movie stars in the world. Well, even though the whole thing definitely had some potential , it turned out to be a decent watch but not much more than that, I’m afraid. First of all, the concept was obviously pretty limited and I was curious to see how Foster would manage to make it still interesting and challenging. Well, I think it is pretty obvious that they went for a modern version of ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ which was actually a good idea but the end-result was just too generic. Another thing that bothered me was that the characters were all rather boring and uninteresting. The only exception was George Clooney’s character who had some potential but even this character was ruined because somehow, through the duration, this guy completely changed from an arrogant bastard to some kind of hero which was just really disappointing. Finally, in the 3rd act, the whole thing became way too much theatrical. Anyway, to conclude, in spite of its flaws, I still think it was not bad and even though it is probably Jodie Foster’s weakest directing effort so far, it is still worth a look but there is no doubt that the whole thing felt like a missed opportunity. 

Added by johanlefourbe
9 months ago on 13 April 2018 07:27