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Could have been better given the talents involved. Few points as follow: 1) Many holes in the plot - in particular e. g. the one time that our confined ghost writer ventures out, he manages to find the truth from an reclusive old man (played by Eli Wallac) on the island, who's ready to tell any stranger about what really happened. 2) At the outset, we are led to believe that the ex-British PM is supremely well protected in his gated hideout, and with CIA i.e. US government covering him, why would it be so easy for an angry and identified protester to assassinate him at the mocked airport? 3) Our protagonist - the ghost writer character - who is he? What's his background? As an audience, I fail to really care about him to spend so much time with him... Given this is a film by a star director and starring many attractive bankable actors, the producer must feel that it's a winner even with the lukewarm material. Which is really unfortunate given the talents at hand. Could have been better. Could have been much better.
|6/10||chaszzy@ - 17 reviews|
25.3.2010 - age: 36-49
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