Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Owen) and Manhattan ADA Eleanor Whitman (Watts) uncover myriad illegal activities at one of the world's most powerful financial institutions, sending them on a death-defying global chase to expose the truth. Flick takes enough liberties to make Dick and W proud while going for the international espionage vibe, a la Jason Bourne, but with a timely financial twist. Ultimately doesn't offer enough to differentiate itself from the superior Bourne series and follows a predictable, paint-by-numbers approach. A lowlight on the considerable resumes of Owen and Watts.
The International starts promisingly and has an absolutely amazing sequence about two-thirds of the way through, but everything that surrounds that roughly fifteen minutes of screen time is cinematic valium, the kind of overly talky script that is somehow both over-written and predictable at the same time. As I was ...Read More