Đánh giá momentum 2015

Directed by Stephen Campanelli.Starring Olga Kurylenko, James Purefoy, Morgan Freeman, Jenna Saras & Karl Thaning.

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A đá quí heist gone awry leads a highly-trained operative sầu to go on the run, pursued by a smooth-talking, ruthless assassin attempting lớn protect an enormous conspiracy.

“Diamond heist gone awry” has been the jumping off point for dozens và dozens of thrillers over the years, covering everything from Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs khổng lồ Noel Clarke’s Brit fliông xã 4.3.2.1. Such a crime is the centrepiece of the violent opening to lớn Stephen Campanelli’s directorial debut Momentum, which casts Quantum of Solace Bond girl Olga Kurylenko as an action woman on the run.

After her partners in crime are brutally murdered by assassin Mr Washington (James Purefoy), Alexis (Kurylenko) begins a fight for her life in which she must use every single one of her particular set of skills. In her possession alongside the diamonds is a flash drive sầu that hides a dark secret involving a US senator (Morgan Freeman, proving he will appear in literally anything) & a conspiracy that goes, in the most consummate of crime thriller clichés, right lớn the top.

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Right from the off, the issue with Momentum is that it has no idea where to pitch its tone. Awkward comedy moments jar horribly against the quite shocking violence that crops up with alarming regularity. James Purefoy’s character, in particular, segues between upper class quippery & distinctly grubby brutality at a quite outstanding rate. It’s a tonal disparity that very few films could juggle effectively & one that robs Momentum of much of its tension. There’s an uncomfortable mean streak khổng lồ the film & a nastiness that it never earns.


There are, however, bright spots in the shape of the duelling central performances. Kurylenko and Purefoy have sầu a spiky chemistry, which brings the film lớn life when they are given the opportunity khổng lồ verbally spar. Given that chemistry, it’s a shame that the dialogue, from writing duo Adam Marcus và Debra Sullivan, is often incredibly ripe and packed with cliché, with even Purefoy’s gravitas failing to lớn elevate it. Gravitas, too, is completely absent from Morgan Freeman’s fleeting appearance, which is the very definition of phoning it in.

Campanelli does showcase himself as a very competent director of action sequences. The fight sequences in Momentum are potent và violent, with Kurylenko proving more than a match for the various thick-headed male lunks who are sent khổng lồ take her down. Campanelli brings crunch to his action, but the script seems to lớn laông xã that kind of sure-footed confidence, given that the villains pause every few minutes or so to lớn state without any finesse or subtlety just how good our heroine is at her job.

By the time the incoherent plot reaches its conclusion and the credits roll just as the most interesting chapter of the story begins, Momentum marks itself out as just another tired thriller with nothing to lớn its name but a string of over-egged torture sequences. It’s quite an ironic title, given that momentum is the one thing the film utterly lacks.

Flickering Myth Rating – Film: ★ ★ / Movie: ★ ★


Filed Under: Movies, Reviews, Tom Beasley Tagged With: James Purefoy, Momentum, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Stephen Campanelli


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