Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Review – The Domino Principle

I should have loved this movie. One of my big gripes about most conspiracy pictures is that they tend to dwell in the corridors of power where the plots are hatched. The parts I find far more interesting are the ground level stuff, tales of the shooters rather than the schemers. This production finally starts to deliver toward the end, but the first hour or so is all setup, with some parts so static they could almost be scenes from a bad stage play. Gene Hackman – backed by a cast of familiar faces – plays a gunman busted out of prison so he can shoot a prominent politician. Once things finally get moving this is a reasonably good movie. But the first half requires some patience. Mildly amusing

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