Like her mother, whom she hasn’t seen in 15 years, Sam works as an assassin. She takes pity on an eight-year-old girl on another assignment and decides to protect her at all costs, even if she has to go up against her own boss to do so. When Sam is hunted by an army of thugs, including the head of the gang whose son she recently killed, her mother and her former partners, always ready to give her enemies a “powder cocktail,” suddenly come to her rescue.
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It is safe to say that the resounding success of “John Wick” has actually revived a long dead, but flourishing in the 90’s genre of the usual masculine action film. Where an abundance of spectacle in the form of fights and shootouts pulls off a fairly simple script and holds interest throughout the entire film. In fact, opening the way for films like Nobody, Tyler Rake and many others. This film directed by Navot Papushado is no exception.
The plot of this film revolves around the skilled assassin Sam, who continues her mother’s cause. One day, Sam has to go up against her boss and she instantly becomes the target of an army of thugs. Sam has no choice but to turn to her mother for help.
The plot of this film is quite simple and primitive. Something relatively similar can be found in a huge number of different pictures, the main elements of which are quoted this film by director Navot Papushado. Especially reflecting a certain parallel with Luc Besson’s “Leon”. The authors of this film have on their hands a rather interesting potential for a powerful family drama. However, in light of how caricatured the characters turned out to be, this drama quickly comes to naught.
It is worth admitting that the script has never been the strong point of virtually any action movie. Putting everything down to the director’s ability to intelligently pitch this very story and embody it with plenty of really spectacular action. However, unfortunately, there is none of that in this film. While watching this film, one gets the impression that director Navot Papushado himself did not understand what kind of movie he was making. In some scenes, the film maximizes the emphasis on the hooligan’s temper with pronounced eccentricity and specific humor. In others, however, it suddenly dials up the serious mood and tries to step into drama territory. Papushado not only failed to competently realize the potential of both components of this film, but also to tie them together properly.
The action also tanked in my opinion. The authors of this film clearly aimed at a realistic and “balletic” action in the spirit of the “John Wick” trilogy. However, if in “John Wick” the choreography of the action scenes was really impressive, in this film it looks frankly secondary. Not to mention the fact that it is not very difficult to notice how the main characters’ punch flies within inches of the opponent and how awkwardly and weakly the main characters hit the bad guys.
Karen Gillan is definitely not a bad actress. However, in this film, she frankly has nothing to play and was not given any maneuver for creativity. Of course, in the image of a cool woman-boy, she looks confident. But there’s nothing to talk about emotionally talented and versatile acting. Same situation with Angela Bassett, Carla Gugino and Michelle Yeoh. Lena Headey has played really well in recent years and it’s a real pleasure to watch her play. In fact, so is Paul Giamatti, who again gave an excellent acting performance and embodied on the screen a rather atypical negative character, who can hardly be called a villain.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (58.2 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: Dolby TrueHD with Dolby Atmos 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
German: Dolby TrueHD with Dolby Atmos 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
German: Dolby Digital 5.1
English SDH, German.