|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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Entertaining Sunday Night ViewingBy DansCubby (29 reviews) from Chelmsford , 22 Mar 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]We all know Sunday night telly heralds the end of the weekend, therefore by default you are understandibly depressed. This film was on Channel 4 a few months ago and due to a said husband being tired he forced me to turn it off so I being one who doesnt like to leave things unfinished when to the most trusted of sources Wikipedia to find out how it ended and then signing up to love film decided to rent it. It was good and added to the fact I had another day of Monday made Sunday night TV feel like Saturday night over again.
Trailer is the best of the film.By Phil1985 (2 reviews) from Derby , 28 Feb 2011In a word rubbish......
no storyline, makes no sense and honestly the traier shows all the best bits. Normally I love Samuel L Jackson but even he couldnt save this, and Hayden Christensen is a useless actor. Not worth watching at all in my opinon!
Not for meBy a customer , 09 Feb 2011Just couldn't get into this film. Got so fed up with it we didn't even watch it to the end! Shame really
Disappointing ShowBy Trollski (11 reviews) from London , 31 Jan 2011Was expecting something far better. Very disjointed, a bit all over the place really, the story line just never got going for me.
NOTHING GREAT BUT I'VE SEEN WORSEBy a customer from London , 20 Jan 2011Story of a teenager who can go anywhere he wants in a split second and the adventures that follow from this. Escapist film along the lines of Matrix, but without the style.