Lionsgate | Release Date: February 5, 2010
7.4
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MichaelS.hFeb 11, 2010
As lame a film as I've seen in a long time. There is no plot, the mismatched buddy bit has never been done this poorly, the parts that are supposed to be funny fall flat, the main antagonist's motives are unknown, and it's As lame a film as I've seen in a long time. There is no plot, the mismatched buddy bit has never been done this poorly, the parts that are supposed to be funny fall flat, the main antagonist's motives are unknown, and it's probably offensive to people from the Middle East. Expand
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JonesT.Feb 7, 2010
The plot was confusing and boring, just some action scenes strung together.
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HalfwelshmanFeb 5, 2012
I was thoroughly disappointed by From Paris with Love. Luc Besson's normally energetic and no-nonsense writing feels turgid, and director Pierre Morel has made films that are both more fun (District 13) and more consistent (Taken) than thisI was thoroughly disappointed by From Paris with Love. Luc Besson's normally energetic and no-nonsense writing feels turgid, and director Pierre Morel has made films that are both more fun (District 13) and more consistent (Taken) than this sorry affair. Both leads are miscast - Johnathan Rhys Meyers' ambassador's assistant and part-time CIA operative James Reese quite remarkably manages to come across as both wooden and camp at the same time, and John Travolta's agent Charlie Wax is just an offensive, egotistic, fat old man who couldn't believably pull off half the stunts he does in this film (Travolta clearly has a good stunt man to do the tricky stuff, and the camera craftily cuts away whenever he's required to run). The plot is predictable, the representations of various ethnicities in Paris borderline offensive, and the action is unimaginative, and surprisingly infrequent for an action film. The only thing the film really does is raise the occasional smile with a few passable jokes (usually when Reese points out the ridiculousness of the situation, or when Travolta is particularly hammy) though even this is somewhat spoiled by a decision to crowbar in a reference to one of the lead actor's biggest hits. I'm sure said line was intended to be funny, but instead it just causes you to groan in deep embarrassment. From Paris with Love is only worth watching for the odd chuckle - it works on no other level, not as an action film, thriller, comment on terrorism and paranoia, not even as a buddy movie. It's merde, Monsieur Besson and Monsieur Morel, and you both need to have a long, hard think about where your careers are heading. Expand
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hoops2448Feb 9, 2012
From Paris with Love is just all kinds of wrong. Directed by Takenâ
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LukehatJun 29, 2017
Cheesey cliche chess start scene, because every one who plays chess must be intelligent and tactical right?
- Awfully unrealistic gun and hand to hand combat scenes.
- John Travolta kills people on whims. Why is he not in jail. - What motive
Cheesey cliche chess start scene, because every one who plays chess must be intelligent and tactical right?
- Awfully unrealistic gun and hand to hand combat scenes.
- John Travolta kills people on whims. Why is he not in jail.
- What motive does his caucasian girlfriend have to suicide bomb some conference.
The reason it isn't a 1 is because I quite enjoyed Jonathan Rhys Meyers and John Travoltas bromance throughout.
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