Benicio Del Toro, as a government-trained killer who has snapped from the stresses of the job and is now killing off-duty, is tracked by Tommy Lee Jones as the man who trained him. There’d be more inclination to ponder the deeper psychological themes implied in this cat-and-mouse hunt if the movie weren’t so obviously turned on by the fetishism of the story: The production notes boast the amount of knife handling and fight training the actors underwent as if the simulation of authenticity were its own recommendation.
Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Action/Adventure; Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Tommy Lee Jones, Connie Nielsen, Ron Canada, John Finn, Leslie Stefanson, Mark Pellegrino, Jose Zuniga; Director: William Friedkin; Author: David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths; Release Date Wide: 03/14/2003; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Posted March 28 2003 — 12:00 AM EST
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