Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't getting a paycheck and instead receives a mysterious envelope. In it are clues he must piece together to find out why he wasn't paid – and why he's now in hot water.
- Category:Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
- Stars:Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, Krista Allen, Michael C. Hall, Aaron Eckhart,
- Country:USA, Canada
- Director:John Woo,
- Writer:Philip K. Dick (short story), Dean Georgaris (screenplay)
Brilliant computer engineer Michael Jennings routinely has his short term memory erased, so he can't divulge any information about the top secret projects he works on throughout the year. But he gets a paycheck, of 4 billion dollars. However, what he gets is only a small bag of worthless clues and trinkets. Now he has to collect his memories to prove that he's innocent. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(ca) wrote: Light and entertaining film, if somewhat misguided and majorly over the top. Starts off being a comedy but the second half takes a very serious and emotional turn. The performances are solid (as are the set pieces), but it's one of those film where you prefer them to pick a genre and stick with it. There are also some half-baked subplots which distract rather than improve the overall story.
(es) wrote: Humorous with biting drama.
(it) wrote: A quite excellent movie that far exceeded my expectations. While remaining perhaps TOO realistic, still incredibly comedic.
(ca) wrote: great movie, sad as well...
(ca) wrote: Farewell My Concubine tells the story of two Chinese opera actors and a prostitute, through a period of extreme political turmoil -- from the period of warlords in the 1920s, through the Japanese occupation, the Kuomintang's rule, the Communist Revolution, and the Cultural Revolution.The film is extremely intense and violent throughout, so much so that I could barely make it to the end. You get child torture, child rape, nasty exploitations, sexual perversions, love tragedies and betrayal of the most heart-breaking kind.If set against any other background, these elements would have seemed extremely unrealistic - they would have appeared like fetishes in a black porn. But when set in China of 1920s-70s, they don't appear out of place at all. In fact, the tragic fate of the three characters reflects the fate of the Chinese society at that time. In the warlord period of 1920s, the Chinese society was already ugly: there were a systematic exploitation of children and extreme discrimination against homosexuals and prostitutes. The Chinese society was then tortured by the occupying Japanese troops, and raped by the Kuomintang and the Communist, before its humanity was destroyed altogether in the Cultural Revolution.(I think the film deserves credit for telling us that, for all the unspeakable crimes that Japanese soldiers did to Chinese people, Chinese soldiers of the Kuomintang and the Communists weren't so innocent either -- and, as the film shows, in some cases they were worse.)This is a tragic, tragic movie. It will overwhelm you. Not for the faint-hearted.
(br) wrote: I really badly want to see this movie again. It's one of the most weird, wonderful, scary and unpredictable horror movies I've ever seen. I can only find it on VHS tape on Amazon, which is pretty useless these days. If you ever get the chance to see it, stick with it, even though the story slows down in places. Some of the dream sequences will take your breath away with their brilliant macabre shocks and chills. Throw the horror movie cliche book out of the window. This movie sneaks up and grabs you with the evil magic of unpredictability; and the special effects are stunning. 100% fresh tomato score from me :)
(kr) wrote: EEESSSHHHH! That was bad. The only mildly redeeming moments were the two final shootouts. Other than that, I hardly knew what was going on and wanted it all to just finish. As boring as they come.
(ag) wrote: Great as a child, Oliver gets on your nerves as an adult. The sickly sweet songs are used in all sorts of other contexts and you feel embarrassed for the buggers who have to sing them.
(kr) wrote: The main character, Mathias played by Kevin Kline, is so thoroughly unlikeable it is difficult to engage with the movie and makes the later developments in the relationships totally implausible.
(de) wrote: Mediocre in every way possible.
(ru) wrote: This fast-paced comedy stars Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid as Jeff and Jane Blue, former spies on maternity leave in New Orleans. The quick-thinking espionage professionals are eager to enjoy their vacation and their new daughter, attempting to lead a normal life as a family. When the notorious head of the Czechoslovakian Secret Police, Paulina Novacek (Fiona Shaw), is suspected of being in the New Orleans area, the CIA convinces the suave couple to go undercover on the top-secret hunt. Their investigation turns New Orleans upside down as the Blues are chased by the suspicious local police, a vengeful mugger (Stanley Tucci), and the villainous Novacek's henchmen. The masterful couple prove that they are ruthless spies, as well as doting parents, and are soon up against Novacek herself, who has stolen lethal military explosives. These stroller-toting spies mean business and soon find themselves up against their archrival in a battle of the wits.