(out of 5)
Boring thriller by John Frankenheimer has Robert De Niro leading a wasted cast of exceptional talents. A group of ‘Ronin’ (leaderless samurai) are gathered from around the world by Natascha McElhone for their various technological talents and sent on a mission to retrieve a politically sensitive briefcase. The job gets a little tricky when a member of their team pockets the thing for himself and tries to run away with it. The stunt work in the car chase scenes is inspiring (and what the film sells itself on the most), but like in Gone in 60 Seconds, there’s not much else to it.
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Cinematography by Robert Fraisse
Produced by Frank Mancuso Jr.
Music by Elia Cmiral
Production Design by Michael Z. Hanan
Costume Design by May Routh
Film Editing by Antony Gibbs
Cast Tags: Alan Beckworth, Amanda Spencer, Amidou,Bernard Bloch, Christophe Maratier, Cyril Prentout, Daniel Breton, Dimitri Rafalsky, Dominic Gugliametti, Dyna Gauzy, Féodor Atkine, Frédéric Schmalzbauer, Gérard Moulévrier, Gérard Touratier, Henry Moati, Jan Tríska, Jean Reno, Jonathan Pryce, Julia Maraval, Katarina Witt, Katia Tchenko, Laurent Spielvogel, Léopoldine Serre, Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux, Lionel Vitrant, Lou Maraval, Michael Lonsdale, Natascha McElhone, Pierre Forest, Robert De Niro, Ron Jeremy, Ron Perkins, Sean Bean, Skipp Sudduth, Stellan Skarsgård, Steve Suissa, Tolsty, Vincent Schmitt, Vladimir Tchernine