I’ll get right to the point. Was the movie good? No. Was this movie worth watching? Yes. Please, let me try and explain.
We’ve all seen movies of this type before. Person entrusted to carry out orders against a certain individual, or individuals, ends up empathizing with them and helps them instead. What sets this apart from those others is Nicolas Cage. Any time I go into a movie with Cage I tell myself, if this movie is bad, don’t watch the movie. Watch Cage, and the other actors for that matter. Cage makes this movie actually watchable. Sarah Lind and Jakob Davies deliver surprising performances. The end is kind of terrible, but the lead up to it is not what I expected at all. Yes, there are better movies out there. But this is kind of a dirty diamond in the rough. It’s not flashy, it’s not even worth recommending to friends to watch it. But if you only watch the really good movies, then soon they are not good enough. I feel we need the bad ones to balance out, so that you can appreciate the good ones when they come around.
This movie is not the worst thing to touch your DVD player. So I say, give it a watch. It will fall a little on the left of middle of the road, but it’s not so bad. And Cage is pretty good in it too!