Geena Davis is a schoolteacher whose former life as a lethal C.I.A. assassin suddenly catches up to her with a vengeance. Samuel L. Jackson is the detective who helps her uncover the past before it buries them both. Together they make an unbeatable team that will blow you away.
Geena Davis and her former husband, director Renny Harlin, attempted to pick up the pieces after the debacle of their box-office disaster, Cutthroat Island
. What they came up with was this repulsive ode to American Film Noir, based on a script by Shane Black (Lethal Weapon
) about an amnesiac schoolteacher (Davis) who searches for her true identity and finds she is actually a secret agent immersed in a deadly plot to topple the government. Mechanistic in its violence, obnoxious in its attitude, the film makes Davis, a once-promising actress, nothing more than a special effect. She tosses one to sadists in the audience by allowing her character to be beaten, punched unconscious, and tortured. --Tom Keogh