After The Sunset
In a premise that's intriguing for all of about 15 minutes, Brosnan plays Max Burdett, a slick jewel thief who, along with his partner, Lola Cirillo (Hayek) has pulled the perfect last job. Having evaded his FBI nemesis, Stan Lloyd (Harrelson) once again, all seems set up for a happy retirement in Caribbean picture postcard bliss. Before long, a bored Max and Lola are wondering if they got out too soon. Happily for the pair, the opportunity for another last score raises its head, as a huge diamond comes into their view, as does good old Stan who, bless him, is determined to finally nail the pair.
Chances are you can probably guess the rest, but don't tell director Brett Ratner. A premise, which was already tired to begin with, is exhausted by Ratner's self-conscious, heavy-duty direction. A man who wouldn't know subtlety if it roared at him, Ratner tries to gloss over the cracks with a sort of pushy insistence that becomes tiring in the extreme. Although never likely to be mistaken for Robert De Niro, Brosnan actually looks bored for much of the film, and the required sparks with Hayek never materialise.
Review by Garreth Murphy | 09:00 | Wednesday 24th November 2004 | Movie Review
No comments have been posted for this article yet. Be the first!
Log in to leave a comment
The opinions expressed here are those of the viewer and do not reflect those of Entertainment.ie. Entertainment.ie accepts no responsibility, legal or otherwise, for their accuracy of content. Please contact us to report abusive content