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From Paris with Love
Two agents. One city. No merci.
While working at the American embassy in Paris, low-level intelligence agent James Reece gets involved in espionage when he's pulled into a terrorist plot by high-ranking but uncouth American operative Charlie Wax, who's trying to stop it.
If I had directed this film, the first thing I would have done was demand that both the main actors shave. Their facial hair is the worst. Travolta's evil goatee looks like it is either dyed, or fake, and Rhy Meyers barely there upper lip & chin scruff is simply terrible.
Apart from my problems with the facial hair, I actually have a lot of fun with this film. The story is pretty much nonsensical, but who needs story when there is so much pointless killing going on. I think technically Travolta's character Charlie Wax could be charged with multiple counts of murder, as he kills many unarmed people in the film, when arresting them would have made more sense. I…
rewatched because i wanted to see if i was right in my suspicions about Pierre Morel being a total hack, but had no memory of this. i was. this guy makes seven cuts when one will do, and as one of EuropaCorp's house assholes, he's fond of cutting away from impacts in favor of an illusion of speed. in fairness there's one decent shootout in an apartment building, but we're looking at two minutes out of 90-plus.
and speaking as a fan of manic Travolta performances, he's overdoing it here. look only to BROKEN ARROW or FACE/OFF to see the real thing. and fuck you for the Royale with Cheese joke.
while i'm at it, this is also generally racist and misogynist...every villain is either middle-eastern or asian or a woman. Luc Besson is a thoughtcriminal.
No amount of bald, goatee wearing, foul mouthed, ludicrously overacting Travolta can save this film from being the boring and predictable waste of time that it is.
Oh dear, whoever picked that stunt man to mimic John Travolta must have been fucking blind.
The Luc Besson cheeseburger factory has managed to stay in business for this long because they've seemingly found a killer, unbeatable formula: High octane programmers shot (mostly) in Europe with Hollywood stars.
It doesn't have to make any fucking sense, so long as you keep the action plentiful and the pace lean. Get us out of there in 99 minutes or less. And make sure there are at least two explosions.
This is the one they did with John Travolta and I'll be god damned if I can even explain with any reasonable coherence what it's about. All I know is that Travolta is an obnoxious American CIA agent in Paris, being for some reason partnered with a straight laced…
It's a real rarity that as the credits roll on a film that I end up shaking my head laughing with a hint of insanity whilst looking at my equally unimpressed partner and the first words I can muster are "what an absolute pile of shit"... Well... From Paris with Love enabled this rarely to be unleashed full force and in all its swear laden glory. It's amazing how utterly crud this film was, I just can't fathom how a film with a reasonably thrilling concept can soil itself with an astounding combination of bad dialogue, awful over the top acting, triple cheese with cheese on top script of forced storytelling and some of the worst choppy editing I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. I think I might be in some kind of film related shit shock.
In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city.
Top-end production using the plot as an excuse for an endless series of mayhem.
This Proves what I've said, I'm not good at this rating shit.. still I liked this movie
Travolta is great. Action and suspense.
Genuinely entertaining movie. Just some shooting and fun around Paris. The plot isn't in any way complicated but at least it's above the average action movie in terms of quality.
Just not very good. Sometimes Luc Besson gets it right, sometimes he doesn't. This one he doesn't. At no point in the entire film did I ever really enjoy myself. Instead the film just sort of happened. Everything was so predictable and dull.
ugh... bad choice...very bad
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Fascinatingly gruesome trash. John Travolta laughs and flirts with a cute Pakistani girl [SPOILERS] then turns around and shoots her in the head at the dinner table splattering her brains on the floor--and he's the hero of the movie! A post-modern academic could have a field day with the political implications and assumptions in this little forgotten gem, especially given the context right now...
Nett, echt nett. Wenn der Drehbuchautor nicht so ein Cool-Bauer wäre, würde ich sogar mehr Sterne geben.
What do you do when you're not busy making men's jaws drop?
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