Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5
USA/France, 1995. Warner Bros., Silver Pictures, Donner/Shuler-Donner Productions, Canal+, Dino De Laurentiis Company, Evansgideon/Lazar. Story by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Screenplay by Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Brian Helgeland. Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond. Produced by Richard Donner, Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon, Andrew Lazar, Joel Silver, Jim Van Wyck. Music by Mark Mancina. Production Design by Thomas E. Sanders. Costume Design by Elizabeth McBride. Film Editing by Lawrence Jordan, Richard Marks.
Routine thriller with Sylvester Stallone as a hit man locked on to the idea of retiring when a new kid on the block (Antonio Banderas) decides to keep him in the game. This time, unfortunately, Sly is pushed into playing the role of prey instead of predator.
Julianne Moore plays the technology expert who gives him a hand; her character is probably the only one in the whole film with any life to it. The rest of it plays out like director Richard Donner making a less-impressive Lethal Weapon clone.