‘90s DTV programmer from the PM assembly line finds William Forsythe in a rare leading role as a hitman with a sudden case of conscience.
Fancies itself a blue-lit, mist-shrouded Chow Yun-Fat type of flick but really, it plays more like any average network hour-long drama.
The fights and stunt work that mark PM’s better efforts are downplayed here in favor of “emotional” melodrama and heavy moralizing. I guess that’s an ambitious choice, but really, why bother? Action fans watch action flicks for action. Why not just deliver it?
As the tortured-soul trigger man, Forsythe squints and whispers his way through the part, never really hitting the mark of weary cynicism or mysterious danger that he’s trying for. Clad head…