Hugh Jackson and Patrick Stewart are joined by stand-out newcomer Dafne Keen in a melancholic, character-driven road movie which eschews the increasingly tedious superhero template in favour of a gritty portrait of arguably the genre's most complicated anti-hero.
Even for a Steven Seagal spy thriller, this is an astonishingly incoherent affair. Entirely shot in Poland, with a cast mostly chosen for their ability to fall over when pushed by the film's heavyweight lead, it's so utterly forgettable that the director seems to have just wandered off without filming an actual finale. Maybe the loose ends were tied up in the sequel, Black Dawn. which Seagal apparently quit halfway in, leaving many of the scenes to be completed using…
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For clarification, I watched the re-edit of this film, released in 1978 as Heartbreak Motel (not listed here). That version loses most of a rape scene, as well as miscellaneous violence and gore, but adds a radically different ending. Comprehensibility suffers heavily.