|Formats:||12 DVD, 15 Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Diane Lane, Michael Rooker, Samuel L. Jackson, Sean Baek, Rachel Bilson, Hayden Christensen, Tom Hulce, Jamie Bell|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||1 hour 25 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 Jun 2008|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Teleportation is the gimmick in this sci-fi action flick, which sees Hayden Christensen warring with Samuel L. Jackson...
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Missed opportunityBy Meako (59 reviews) from Sheffield , 11 Feb 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]A film with a decent concept, but which fails to deliver its potential. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly what doesn't quite work in the film, as it isn't a bad film - just slightly above average. Some failings in the casting department don't help the film much, with Jamie Bell being terribly miscast (he isn't eccentric enough for the unstable character he is trying to play), and Rachael Bilson as Mille is just seriously lacking in any ability to act. The story, forgive the pun, jumps around too much and there is a feeling that quite a chunk of the film is missing as it simply doesn't feel like a complete movie. Perhaps the intention is for this to be the start of a franchise, but if so they have done a bad job of making me excited for the future. The action is reasonable well handled, but the dialogue scenes seem flat and forced, filled with plot exposition to ham-fistedly move the tale along. This is all the more confusing when you consider that Doug Liman (the director) was responsible for great dialogue infused films such as Swingers and Go, and also delivered the best (in my opinion) of the Bourne films. Hayden Christensen at least shows some ability that never surfaced in the terrible Star Wars prequels, but is not exciting enough a lead to keep us interested. The overall feel is a muddled film that doesn't quite know what it wants to be, and leaves you a bit unphased and underwhelmed by anything that goes on in the film. Not a bad film, but a far cry from what it should have been.
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enjoyed this filmBy petty1976 (13 reviews) from Welwyn , 25 Jun 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHidethis film was good action all the way through with great special effects!! the story line was good too, i thoroughly enjoyed the film xx
Great Film - ingore all other reviews...:)By davidblackburn (45 reviews) from basingstoke , 03 Jun 2011Really enjoyed. Looking at other peoples reviews I am on my own; but thought the concept was really good, well acted and the storyline was really good. The girl was hot (which always helps) and they end up together (sorry if I ruined it).
Watch it - I really liked it.
What A Waste Of a GiftBy a customer , 30 Apr 2011What an awful film this turned out to be . The main character what a dunce, utter selfish person who would not use his gift to help others but himself. Loved the appearance of Jamie Bell in this film.
Disappointing WatchBy kkatyh (14 reviews) from UK , 30 Apr 2011Disappointing, All the ingredients for success are present, plot, characters, cast, locations but unfortunately it doesnt come together and ends up being disappointing and a little on the boring side.
Jumped but failed to land.By a customer , 08 Apr 2011This film showed promise but really did fail to deliver, the trailer was probably the best bit, the special effects were good but perhaps a little too fast in places, making the storyline a bit difficult to follow. Not even Samuel L. Jackson could stop this ship from sinking. Not one of the better films we've rented.