Action / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Romance / Thriller

IMDb Rating 6.4 10 8685


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John Cusack as Paul Soames
Nicholas Rowe as Ralph
Franka Potente as Leni Müller
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by emuir-1 5 / 10

Took a 2 hour nap during this film

Before watching, this film appeared to have everything going for it. A great cast, an eve of WW2 setting, an exotic location and an old fashioned thriller. After the first hour I dropped off to sleep, but at least I had put the DVD on pause, so two hours later I woke up to finish it. By the end I was baffled as to what it was all about, so I watched it a second time being more refreshed by my nap. The plot still escaped me. John Cusack in a white tuxedo in a casino where he spots a beautiful mysterious woman in distress who has a husband and who manages to keep out hero guessing with various cryptic hints of what? Cigarettes proffered from gold cases, sundry Asians popping in and out, lots of shootings and bombings, lots of blood, pouring rain, dark wet streets, more killings - in other words a by the numbers confusing parody of film noir which could have been much better.

All I gleaned from the story was that John Cusak had been assigned to Shanghai and as soon as he got there, his friend was murdered while he was with a woman, who was somehow involved with a Japanese officer and addicted to opium. A couple of characters needed to be smuggled out of Shanghai, I know not why, and no one could catch a train or boat without struggling through hordes of extras. I only barely figured out why John Cusack, Ken Wantanabe, Gong Li and Chow Yun-Fat were in the story, but the rest went over my head. I never did work out who was working for whom or which side they were on.

Reviewed by goforthfunkorkestra 9 / 10

Excellent film-a well written story....

.....and excellent performances, stunning sets, top notch direction. Couldn't have been much better. No spoilers here, but if you want to watch a WWII saga that probably has at least some relevance along with some strong emotion, this is a good one. Cusack, as usual, puts in a very solid performance. That guy never gets the props he deserves, imho. David Morse, Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Ken Watanabe et al put in excellent work. I had seen it out there for a long time, just watched it, and will watch it again. Highly recommended. Talk about desperate times!

Reviewed by petarsjever 10 / 10

It is all about love.

Great movie. Located in Shanghai during world war 2, before attack on Pearl Harbor, an American spy looking for the murderer of his friend, also American spy. The story takes place in a complex situation in Shanghai during the war, which was at that time divided into Japanese, Chinese, German and American Quarter. It was a nearly lawless city and life was worth very little. Excellent acting, emotion, romance, men who risk all for women they love or for friendship. So much different then modern action movies with fast changing scene and a lot of computer effects. I had an impression that it was filmed in sixties of the last century. Noir atmosphere, placed in the past and, fascinating, after the movie, I was almost sure it was filmed black and white.

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