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Sunday, April 11, 2010

[4.50/10] From Paris with Love (2010)


From Paris with Love (2010)

"From Paris with Love" is essentially an action/comedy, which to me automatically signals an emphasis on action choreography and humor. The most entertaining films of this genre take the fight scenes to exceptional levels while sprinkling in some good laughs along the way. "From Paris with Love" provides subpar humor and downright atrocious gun play. Also, the plot is unoriginal and way over-the-top and nothing in the script is worth remembering let alone repeating. However what kills this film isn't the clich├ęd plot or bad writing, but it's complete lack of anything close to acting. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is just bad in this film. He's gorgeous, yet flat and uninteresting. I spent most of the film wishing for much less of him and more Travolta. The thing that appalled me the most was the editing of the film and the transition between some scenes. I thought it was rather choppy and not something I would expect from experienced directors like Luc Besson and Pierre Morel. Although the film does have its moments and can be quite entertaining at times, "From Paris with Love" provides nothing that stands out. Action moments you want to tell people about don't exist, and the story and acting are both disappointing.

  • My Rating: 4.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 36% (4.7/10)
  • IMDb: 6.5/10

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