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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.
John Travolta is a blast. Without him the film is "just" a disaster.
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…
Predictable action fluff.
Only got 1 star because of bald Travolta and the dinner scene.
Muito bom filme, ação começo ao fim, frenético, caótico e muito rápido, vale apena demais!
I refuse to believe there was any Love present in the making of this garbage. 18 Travoltas Down.
It all started with "Taken" (also by Pierre Morel) that was better than it had any reason to be and changed the whole career of Liam Neeson. After that, we got movies with respectable actors like Kevin Costner in "3 Days to Kill" or Sean Penn in "The Gunman" who wanted to do just the same like Neeson.
John Travolta got his own "old guy action flick" with this disaster and like the one with Kevin Costner, the aged star is the only reason to watch this movie. He is so obviously having a blast that at times you forget, just how stupid the whole story is. It helps that Jonathan Rhys Meyers isn't that bad either, but apart from that, there is not so much to care about.
Just your mindless standard action movie.
stupid but fun action comedy... i enjoyed it.
A French-American action film starring John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers and directed by Pierre Morel was promising, especially when I found out that it was written by Luc Besson... but the problem was that the screenwriter was actually Adi Hasak, and Luc Besson probably just helped with it… not quite sure…
A story of a personal aide to the U.S. Ambassador in France, James Reese (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) who has an enviable life in Paris and a beautiful French girlfriend was very interesting in the beginning… especially when we find out that his real passion is his side job as a low-level operative for the CIA. Reese really wants to become a higher level agent with more responsibilities, and…
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.
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