Image copyright © by Marcus Trahan



A good thriller is hard to find in these over-the-top days. That’s why I really treasure movies like The Bourne Identity and sequel, The Italian Job (both versions), and this little gem. I’m not saying you can believe any of these films, the real world doesn’t operate like that, but they don’t insult your intelligence. But this movie skillfully alternates between pretty good action, some very funny scenes, and really harrowing stuff. It has a heroine/victim who keeps doing the right, smart thing (until one little mistake at the end, which I warned her about, but did she listen?), and two heroes who are just ordinary guys in over their heads and still managing to cope. I laughed out loud, and I rooted for these people. Highly recommended.