I'm not sure I subscribe to the revenge flick genre. It seems to be an American thing: every problem can be solved by getting a gun ... or a bigger gun than the other person.
Jodie Foster, pictured left at the premiere with co-star Terrence Howard, sort of sleepwalks though her part.
Though I wanted to like it -- after all it is a Neil Jordan film -- I couldn't connect with any of the characters. Terence Howard's earnest and forceful acting style clashed with Jodie Foster's more laid-back approach and Nick Katt was thrown in for comic relief/black humour.
Mike pointed out the director's homage to Taxi Driver ... even to copying the final camera shot.
Not a very auspicious film with which to start my film festival this year.
Director: Neil Jordan
Runtime: 119 minutes
Principal Cast: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews, Mary Steenburgen