#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A sniper on a mercenary assassination team, working for an unknown client, kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier’s (Sean Penn’s) successful kill shot forces him to go into hiding to protect himself and the members of the team from retribution. This includes abruptly abandoning his girlfriend who has no idea what is going on. The assassination, paid for by a foreign mining company, triggers wide spread chaos and death in an already inflamed Congo. Terrier returns to the Congo years later working for an NGO, but eventually finds himself to be the target of a paid hit squad somehow connected to the ministers assassination. This leads to immediate deaths and the endangerment of the people working around him, and forces him back into hiding. In trying to discover who has put a price on his head, he begins to reconnect to the members of his old assassination team, including his old girlfriend. Always aware there is no path to redemption for his crimes, he is also periodically incapacitated by a type of accumulated and evolving physical brain damage caused by the hard knocks of his occupation. Unexpectedly, given the time that has elapsed, his reconnection to his old assassination team exposes additional intrigues with immediate deadly consequences. All of his years spent in hiding, have merely delayed the twisted end game that now enfolds.
Plot: Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country’s minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead — and why. Terrier’s search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.
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A solid 7 leaning 8 for a “realistic” action film.
This is my first review. I have finally gotten tired of fake reviewers and haters rating films poorly because they don’t like the actor and likely never saw the film. Reviewers are offended because he was working outside without a shirt on or because his shirt sleeves were short? Give me a break. I’ve seen plenty of 1 and 2 star movies, but, this was not one of them.
What I want to know from a review is whether or not a movie is worth watching. I do like action films and I don’t dislike Sean Penn. This review comes from that angle.
You’re not going to find cars jumping between sky scrapers, people falling 100s of feet and walking away or phony cliffhangers in this film. What you will find is an attempt to show necessary action in a mostly realistic way.
Sean Penn’s role is more like Rambo than Superman. The action was original, clever and well executed. The dialogue was realistic and the acting was believable.
The only reason I didn’t give it an 8 or 9 is because I felt it tried to do too much in too little time. That having been said making the movie longer wouldn’t have worked because it would have taken 5 hours to do it right. The first 20 minutes could have been its own 2 hour film.
That having been said it all made sense. I didn’t leave the theater wondering why or how anything happened. I would have cut several of the longer scenes short in order to tell more of the back story.
If you are looking for something fun to do on a Saturday afternoon you won’t go wrong by seeing this film.
Best use of bull
Greetings again from the darkness. Sean Penn becomes the latest addition to the AARP action hero club a very crowded club these days. Unfortunately for Mr. Penn, he lacks the smirky charm of Bruce Wills, the uber-cool of Denzel Washington, and he fails to generate the empathy of Liam Neeson. He simply doesn’t come across as a very likable guy, and certainly not someone we can root for.
Based on the novel of Jean-Patrick Manchette, the movie starts out in the Democratic Republic of Congo where Penn is a mercenary disguised as part of a mining security detail. The first 20 minutes are convoluted and introduce numerous characters and sub-plots that leave us wondering if there are any good guys here other than Penn’s idealistic doctor girlfriend played by Jasmine Trinca. A sure sign of a weak script is a film that is bookended by “newscasts” to explain both what is going to happen as well as what just happened.
Pierre Morel directed the first Taken movie, and his cast is stellar: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, and Mark Rylance. Somehow that combination delivers a hokey, over-acted, cheesy dialogue mess featuring absurd shoot-outs and action sequences that try to convince us Penn is some kind of quasi-superhero. His transformation from geopolitical hit-man to humanitarian is tough to buy, and it’s downright chuckle-inducing to see the times he manages to show off his sculpted torso. We can only assume his personal trainer received a bonus for each shirtless scene.
The story bounces from Africa to London to Barcelona to Gibraltar and back to Barcelona. It does include the best use of a live bull so far this year, though the actual bullfighting is somehow one of the least gruesome segments of the entire film. The film isn’t as sneaky as it thinks it is in making a statement about multinational corporations raiding Third World resources. Evidently, the message is that former assassins can be forgiven if they are re-born as committed to humanitarian causes, but capitalistic companies cannot possibly justify their work in impoverished areas.
All of the above could be shrugged off if so many wasted opportunities didn’t consistently frustrate. Penn has scenes with all of the other actors mentioned above, but there is almost no interaction between the others. Why no confrontations between Idris and Javier? How about one sequence with Penn, Javier and Winstone squaring off? So many fun actors, but so little cross-over. Frustration may be the best overall description for this one, and it encompasses everything from script to dialogue to camera work.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director Pierre Morel
Writer Jean-Patrick Manchette (novel), Don MacPherson (screenplay), Pete Travis (screenplay), Sean Penn (screenplay)
Actors Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone
Country USA, Spain, UK, France
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Silver Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT Plus, Panavision Primo, C-Series, Kowa Prominar and Nipponscope Lenses, Arri Alexa XT Studio, Panavision Primo, C-Series, Kowa Prominar and Nipponscope Lenses, Red Epic, Panavision Primo and C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (2.8K), Redcode RAW (5K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Kowa Scope (anamorphic) (source format) (some shots), Nipponscope (anamorphic) (source format) (some shots), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema