Dying of the Light

2015-02-27 09:42

What it's about:

Evan Lake, a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But, when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake’s nemesis, terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy.

What the critics say:

Despite all the formulaic flaws and re-workings of Schrader's original artistic vision, Cage steals the show.
- Jon Lyus, HeyUGuys

The plotting doesn't make much sense but Cage gives a typically flamboyant and uneven performance as the stubborn old agent.
- Geoffrey Macnab, Independent

A pedestrian, globe-trotting cloak-and-dagger yarn that was reportedly butchered in post-production, and which contains only intermittent flashes of the more interesting film that might have been.
- Allan Hunter, The List

There are some great ideas here, and the film as a whole does make for cheerfully compulsive viewing.
- David Jenkins, Little White Lies

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