I’ve always liked a good spy movie, with espionage, good characters and action. This movie reminds me of a good movie, Point of No Return, where Bridget Fonda was forced to become an assassin and only wanted to be free. So this is the same type of movie but without the likable character. I’m sorry but watching Anna, played by Sasha Luss, pout and scowl through the whole movie was a little tough to do.
It was a good movie, don’t get me wrong, with cute agents, I LOVE Luke Evans – double, triple cross plots, shooting guns and plenty of fighting, but you never really get committed to the movie. It’s a little confusing but when you figure it out, you still have half the movie left to sit through and that’s when you notice that it’s dragging a bit and you are ready for it to be done!
Helen Mirren is great in everything, they had her a little frumpy with dark hair which throws you off a bit but she is always a pleasure to watch. As the cranky handler of the spies, her expressions give her away — you can almost see the spy wheels turning. And you can feel the kinship she has with her killer, Anna, and you figure out what is coming at the end.
There are some scenes that are new and interesting, did she just kill that guy with a broken plate? And you enjoy it enough at the end, you have to watch close for the final twist but you are satisfied with the outcome, and yes, they leave some room for the next movie! It’s worth a matinee price, I think, and you will not feel like you wasted any time.