In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of ... See full summary »
In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.
The producer Georgina Townsley made her debut in feature films with this film, more specialized in the usual documentaries. His society first developed Locked project in 2006 before calling on screenwriter Peter O'Brien to develop this spy thriller located in London and centered around a female character. See more »
A British character refers to the 'Elevators' on the outside of Wembley Stadium (which do not exist in real life), he should have said 'Lift' which is the British word for Elevator. See more »
This was more like a substandard episode of Spooks than a mainstream movie. I'm not sure there was a single cliché of the spy genre that wasn't deployed at some point, and repeatedly the script presented us with stuff that was so unlikely it was impossible to suspend disbelief. Although most of the action was in London, the Americans seemed to be in charge of everything (yawn), with MI5 consisting of Toni Colette and about five men with 1970s haircuts (in order to be more convincingly British). Noomi Rapace did not sound remotely like someone who had lived in the USA since she was a child, which made it hard to remember that she was supposed to be CIA rather than MI5.
Essentially a pastiche of Bourne, Jack Reacher and a few dozen other films much better than this; it was, I'll grant, pacy and crisply directed, and the actors did their level best with drab dialogue and clumsy exposition. And it was satisfying for once to see an action hero played by a short, slight actor that wasn't Tom Cruise.
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