First off I’d like to say I’m a fan of Denzel Washington as well as John Travolta and generally like most any movie they turn up in. This movie kept that going. It’s a fun action movie but not a very believable plot line in any shape of the imagination. The acting is good without being over the top or hammy which can happen all too easily in an action movie. Travolta does a fair job of playing the villain in this one but if you were to hold this performance up to other villains he’s played in the past it doesn’t stand out in any way. Denzel give a typically good performance and while his character is a bit one dimensional (like Travolta’s character) he still does a good job of making me want to suspend disbelief and become engrossed in the story.
Over all it’s not a bad film, the editing and directing were very good as well as the camera work especially in the subway tunnels. I can imagine the headache the director had from trying to figure out how to light the tunnel while making it seem normal. All in all it’s a good rental if you’re in the mood for an action/suspense type of movie but it isn’t one I’d recommend for the home library. I’d give it a 2.8 out of 5 stars mostly due to the storyline being predictable and a bit tired.