I really enjoyed the film,and had me hooked from start to finish. Creasy barely tolerates the precocious child and her pestering questions about him and his life. A wave of kidnappings has swept through Mexico, feeding a growing sense of panic among its wealthier citizens, especially parents. Trust me, in the end you will have a weird and inexplicable feeling. The location of Mexico City adds a feel of seediness and corruption which in itself is an eye opener. Some of the editing is a bit fuzzy.
If you are fond of both actors and of somewhat deranged films, you still haven't watched your favorite one yet. I actually wish real life kidnappers could suffer the same fate as the one's Creasy did his fine job upon. Creasy's new-found purpose in life is shattered when Pita is kidnapped. Christopher Walken is of course superb in his part although he did not appear as often as I would have liked. In one six-day period, there were twenty-four abductions, leading many to hire bodyguards for their children.
In fact, I think this movie should be shown at police headquarters all over Mexico. The film is awesome, see it, rent it, buy it or whatever. Kidnapping is flourishing industry down here at least in the big cities. Exquisite direction and flawless acting make this a very entertaining and often moving film. The film is excellent, the acting by both Denzel and Dakota she will go sky high, trust me on that are just fabulous, and the plot is mind blowing. Added blood and gore in there, but brought the realistic nature of what happens to the front of the film, and even had a tear jerker ending for many people i should think.
A story of ultimate greed that backfires is offset against a childs innocence and love. We should have someone like Creasy, Denzel Washington's character. Washington and of course Christopher Walken they both exceed the challenge of showing the darkest sides of humanity trying to move to the light. But slowly, she chips away at his seemingly impenetrable exterior, his defenses drop, and he opens up to her. Had enough action to satisfy an fan, and yet the plot was very good. Denzel Washington plays one of his most engaging and emotional roles to date, and the rest of the cast perform beautifully.
It's a sad truth that our police system is as rotten as a 3 month old corpse. It is a must watch for anyone. Seen many reviews, slating the film, but to be fair, most the films that get bad reviews, turn out to be some of the best. A bodyguard turned vengeful vigilante. The sound track along with finely shot hand-held camera work was exquisite. I swear you'll be cheering as you watch Denzel Washington dispatch the wrong doers. .
I'm a Mexican and was in the least offended by it. This is also a film for action movie lovers as it has its fair share of bullets, rockets and revenge. Creasy's friend Rayburn brings him to Mexico City to be a bodyguard to nine-year-old Pita Ramos, daughter of industrialist Samuel Ramos and his wife Lisa. Creasy is not interested in being a bodyguard, especially to a youngster, but for lack of something better to do, he accepts the assignment. Despite being seriously wounded during the kidnapping, he vows to kill anyone. This is by far one of the better made movies and didn't leave me disappointed at all.
You will not be disappointed. The film is just based on actual facts and some characters are not fictional, a fact that adds up to the shock that i was having during and after the film. All in all, a truly gripping film from beginning to end. The are always chances a movie won't hold ones beliefs as well as another, but I felt that rhythm of this picture and the timing was excellent. Dakota Fanning is rapidly becoming a staple in movie that require a child with an old soul personality and she has never disappointed me with her talent. His performance is nothing short of Excellent.
It angers me to read in the news how killers, kidnappers and other slime go free by paying a laughable fine or live like kings inside prison cells. The movie starts out a bit slow but the pace picks up frantically by the second half. Rent this film, buy this film, just go out and watch this film. . . .
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