Tom Cruise delivers a different type of
character, a persistent hit man with very little heart. Just
a bad dude.
He manages to do another very cool and
memorable performance in his usual style.
The film starts off slow, but delivers
at every step of the way, and keeps on building to the very end.
This movie should please anyone looking
for action, good characters, funny moments, shoot-outs, and a
A really enjoyable thriller for me.
Los Angeles is the backdrop for this modern
film noir tale of a hired killer and the cabbie he kidnaps to
make his appointed rounds.
Dark, brooding, and showing almost no signs
of emotion, Cruise plays the professional assassin with a sardonic
glint in his eye, while Jamie Foxx, a 12- year, part- time cab
driver, reflects on the choices he has made in his life.
Michael Mann does a lot with little, making
this a strange but surprisingly entertaining movie.
Tom Cruise seems to be at his best when
he's playing the bad guy. It's quite an interesting thing to
see this winking charmer as an evil man served up slick and angry
as an assassin with a fast mouth and a cold heart.
The whole movie takes place in L.A. in
one night. After hailing a cab, the star turns into the worst
kind of backseat driver, holding his cabbie at gunpoint to pursue
his big dreams.
It's a really dangerous ride, and a fare
to remember for the unlucky cab driver.