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Friday, April 27, 2012

The Saint by Phillip Noyce, 1997 (PG-13)

with Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Rade Serbedzija, Alun Armstrong, Valeri Nikolayev, Henry Goodman

Master thief Simon Templar (Val Kilmer) eludes his pursuers by assuming the names of obscure saints. When a Russian politician (Rade Serbedzija) hires Templar to steal the formula for cold fusion, he falls in love with Emma Russell (Elisabeth Shue), the frail Oxford scientist who has unlocked the process' secret. Back in Moscow, Templar must decide whether to betray his new love or the madman who's paying him millions.

It's funny, when it came out, it really got bad reviews. I only watched it because it was with Elisabeth Shue, and I found it amazing, because of her. The story was more interesting than Mission Impossible for example that came out a year before with Tom Cruise, less special effect, more funny disguise, and also closer to the characters. In a way, you could see it at a lesser good action movie, because of the poverty of its special effects, but what is a good action movie? James Bond movies are still good despite the fact that some of them look really simple nowadays. So, I liked it, and watched it again after watching "Leaving Las Vegas", and still I think it is not that bad, I like it.


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