Watch: The Saint 1997 123movies, Full Movie Online – Simon Templar has no real family, no real home, and Simon Templar isn’t even his real name. Yet, Simon Templar, also known as the Saint for his use of creating false identities using the names of Catholic saints, is one of the world’s most successful thieves. Slick, debonair, and a master of disguise, Simon manages to outwit the police again and again. On his next job, he is hired by the Russian Mafia to steal a cold fusion energy formula from scientist Emma Russel. However, the mission backfires as he falls for the pretty, intelligent scientist. Simon and his new love must now manage to outwit the Russian Mafia and work out the energy formula before the worst happens, and the U.S. is affected forever..
Plot: Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret.
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Good watch, would watch again, and can’t confidently recommend.
This movie is definitely dated. Val Kilmer was still riding on “I was Batman” and a bunch of Hollywood actors had decided to have a go at being the next action (/spy) guy, and I think it was to try to knock Tom Cruise out of his position (like that worked).
This international spy of mysterious origin, even with an entire backstory as a prelude in the beginning of the movie, just so happens to be targeting “cold fusion”, so we get a sci-fi edge.
The person that happens to make the most plausible progress on cold fusion just happens to be a “stunningly beautiful woman”, Elisabeth Shue, with a heart condition to top everything off.
The actual movie experience was good, I promise, but thinking back on things, it all sounds so ridiculous. There is a lot of underlying romantic comedy at play here, and if I’m honest, I don’t think they movie knew what it wanted to be: mob movie, sci-fi discovery, rom com, action / spy, political intrigue, catholic revolution, or orphan identity.
Most of the fun stuff is spy versus Russian mob or cute rom com stuff, but you could probably get a better experience for either in different movies.
It’s a good time, but given all the options out there, you’re probably better off looking for a more modern spy movie.
By no means a great movie but for some reason have been drawn to this one, seeing it 3-4 times over the years. For the most part entertaining though the dialogue was pretty bad, however I like Val Kilmer in the lead and shares some nice scenes with the lovely Elisabeth Shue. **3.5/5**
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Romance
Director Phillip Noyce
Writer Leslie Charteris, Jonathan Hensleigh, Wesley Strick
Actors Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Rade Serbedzija
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Rank Film Laboratories, Denham, UK (color)
Film Length 3,190 m (Sweden), 3,238 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 200T 5293, EXR 500T 5298)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman Kodak)