|Universal Pictures | Release Date: November 5, 1999||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
This is neither a psychological thriller nor an erotic one, so any interest in the story is purely the work of its stars.
The ending stinks.
Two gifted co-stars, Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, and the highly imaginative thriller specialist Phillip Noyce lend some luster and credibility to another borderline-absurd scenario.
The plot and characters are simultaneously far-fetched and cliched, the dialogue has that jocular, slightly slower than sitcom ring, and the ending is a righteously cheesy letdown.
The movie's atmosphere is moody and intense, bubbling like a caldron. Unfortunately, the broth turns out to be stone soup.
Abandon all hope of logic, you who enter here.
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