When the time travel technology is unveiled (a device that lets the FBI see four days into the past, anywhere in the States), the film takes on a distinctly B-grade sci-fi tone, as in – “This is so ludicrous, why are these people insulting our intelligence like this?”
Without giving away any more of the extremely slim plot, it is sufficient to say this film is absolutely ridiculous. No effort has been made to include the concepts of cause and effect, yet it all ties up into a neat little package at the end. It wavers between action, thriller, and romance, never delivering the goods in any genre.
Besides having no substance at all, Tony Scott’s advertising style direction reduces the deaths of 500 people, and the hurricane that decimated New Orleans to convenient props in a soulless thrill ride. The film panders, sickeningly, to the fantasy that a terror attack could be “undone”, but even this idea flashes by like a shiny new SUV and is never explored.
Suffice to say, you should avoid this crap. If you must see Denzel Washington stumble through a brainless action movie, watch Man on Fire. If you want to see a film about time travel, see Donnie Darko, and if you want to see a film about terrorism, see Munich. But whatever you do don’t see this sad failure of a film.
- Ivan Sadler
If you get the feeling you've seen this Denzel Washington / Tony Scott thriller before, only better, you're right.
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