Synopsis: Beautiful Carmen Colson (Diane Lane) and her ironworker husband Wayne (Thomas Jane) are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an “incident”. Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man (Mickey Rourke) and a psychopathic young upstart killer (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit. (IMDB)
Review in short: ‘Killshot’ is consistently interesting and also consistently messy. It has a top-notch cast and a respected director (John Madden, Shakespeare in Love) at the helm, but the troubled production doesn’t allow for a clear vision. The film doesn’t know whether to follow the protagonists or the villains. The performances are decent, although Gordon-Levitt veers a bit over the top. By its finish, the movie is merely okay, better than expected, but not as good as it could be–it feels exactly like a made-for-cable thriller.
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