Rhythm Section Review

Save your money.
6 Plot; Okay plot, but not well developed.
8 Acting: Bright spot, everyone does a great job with what they had.
6 Directing: Morono wasn't bad, but lacked excitement.
7 Cinematography: Several good shots, especially the car chase.
7 Pacing: decent, but it did drag a bit
6.8

Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction who seeks to uncover the truth behind a plane crash that killed her family three years earlier. Patrick was also meant to be on the flight. After she discovers that the crash was not accidental, she embarks on a mission to track down those responsible by assuming the identity of an assassin. An accidental clue sends her to the Scottish Highlands, where former spy Ian Boyd (Jude Law) agrees to mentor her.

I was looking forward to seeing this film, for one it was a revenge killing movie which is usually my kind of movie. 2nd it was billed as coming “from the producers of James Bond” and directed by Emmy award winning director Reed Morano (The Handmaid’s tale). I left the theater feeling this movie could have been so much better.

The main issue I have with this movie is with the character development and plot. The movie opens 3 years after the tragedy that kills her family. There are just a few flash backs of the family. You never get to know them or get a sense of what it felt like to lose them. There is very little suspense as you follow Stephanie on her journey to track down those responsible. She is easily fed the names of those who end up on her hit list and then travels to where they are to make them pay. The high points of the movie are the acting and a car chase early on that is exciting and puts you on the edge of your seat.

I can’t say that I hated the movie, but I can’t recommend anyone spend their hard-earned money on this film either. 


Michael Trichel

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