Pierce Brosnan as an international terrorist? Milla Jovovich as a US security officer he’s hellbent on killing (along with a million New Yorkers)? Gotta be worth a look, right? Right. It’s all a bit of a romp as the plot to blow up The Big Apple is slowly revealed. Everyone runs around London shooting and betraying each other during the first half of the movie and then we swap to Times Square for the big countdown/showdown. That’s the plot. And it works if you’re in the market for an old-fashioned spy caper (in the mould of The Fourth Protocol). Sure, it’s very corny in places, especially when fudging the love interest bit, but it’s got enough production quality and tempo to mean its worth the 1.5hrs to watch it. The media critics hated it, but I’d give it a harmless 7 out of 10. Hurrah for Netflix!
Survivor – old school spy thriller