After a high-stakes chase across the picturesque garrets of the French capital, Briar soon realises that the real perpetrator is still at large. Conscripting Mason, he works his way to the heart of a far-reaching conspiracy, and one which feeds off the terrifying power of social media. It’s a partially successful ploy to root the film in the 21st Century, but it still plays out like a ‘90s thriller.
As an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, the film works well; its chase scenes and shoot-outs pack the requisite punch. But it suffers from a lack of ambition. Blockbuster thrillers can be sharper than this: just look at Scorcese’s The Departed. Still, for fans of the genre, there are surely far worse ways to spend a Friday night.
|What||Bastille Day film review|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
22 Apr 16 – 24 Jun 16, Event times vary
|Price||£determined by cinema|
|Website||Click here to visit the film's IMDB page|