Monday, May 13, 2013
MOVIE OF THE WEEK: No Way Out
It was slim pickings this week as I only managed to watch 2 films. I wasn't overly enthusiastic about this film, but it was the better of the two. Here are my very brief thoughts on "No Way Out":
"No Way Out" is your standard crime thriller, with a cast lead by Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman. Costner plays a naval officer who investigates a murder of a beautiful woman in Washington D.C. This sets up your usual procedural with sex, romance, deception and suspense. Costner is fine as the leading man and any movie with Gene Hackman gets automatic bonus points from me. The chemistry between Coster and Sean Young also provides some interest. Unfortunately, the plot doesn't really stand out and the admittedly surprising twist at the end doesn't add much to the narrative. It's an enjoyable flick, but I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it.