Thursday, August 16, 2007

Quicksand (2001)

Director: John Mackenzi
Writers: Desmond Lowden (book)
Timothy Prager (story)

Michael Keaton ... Martin Raikes

Michael Caine ... Jake Mellows

Judith Godrèche ... Lela Forin (as Judith Godreche)

Rade Serbedzija ... Oleg Butraskaya (as Rade Sherbedgia)

Plot Summary: The workaholic head of the compliance section of a New York bank flies to Monaco to investigate unusual deposits from an offshore bank and gets embroidered as a murder suspect including money laundering.

Review: Sometimes it's just fun to see the run of the mill stuff and does make you realise, there are after all films just made for plain entertainment. Where you get what you expect, last I heard that was why we started the Genre system after all. A man who has the least interesting life lands in the middle of a land mine and soon he is dodging bullets with a sultry siren following him around.

I had never doubts that Michael Keaton can pull it off, and am sure, he would still fight his way to make this film more interesting no matter how mundane the writer or director has come up with while putting their little heads together. Of course, Michael Caine can just about act anybody and still come out unscathed, whereas the action sequences I must say were just too bland. The Russian ruffians plot with low budget explosions just made it enough unbearable but there was something quite interesting. Apparently, the preferred method of execution in Monaco is shooting people in the eye. Just a little nugget I picked up from the movie.

If you bored on a weekend and don't really want any movie to tickle your mind, but just something which give
you company when you making an omlette to go with your boring food. You can step out into the kitchen, complete your dinner with no sweat and still be in loop with this movie. Wiping your hand in the towel and walking in to the living room from your kitchen and still be sure, you are not at all lost.

Isn't it great!! No surprises and a plain healthy dinner too. Just pass me on that salt will

My Rating: 4/10


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