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A freelancing former US intelligence agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians. The film is shrouded in mystery over just what does the suitcase contain but essentially it doesn’t matter as we’re given characters to study on their motives and intentions, such as the American Sam, reserved, somewhat humourless and is very cautious in how the mission is approached, down to very precise detail. The film leaves alot of conversations open to interpretation for the viewer to make their own judgements as to the characters actual motive etc. and gives the film such replay value, especially focusing on Sam. The details of his character are explained from the opening scene of walking into the bar where the variables are of unknown quantity to him and you see through his eyes that he’s planning on what to do, it’s a subtle and great performance from Robert De Niro with the character remaining just as much of a mystery by the films end yet we still manage to figure out everything we need to know. His partner and cohort Vincent is just as interesting a character but a big part of that is thanks to Jean Reno’s performance, the two of them just work so well on screen together. The car chases are terrifically executed and the quieter moments in the film are just as good.
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