M. White

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (176 of 196)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,756 - Total Helpful Votes: 176 of 196
The Foreigner [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Steven Seagal
The Foreigner [DVD] DVD ~ Steven Seagal
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3.0 out of 5 stars (Lots of) Foreign Bodies, 28 July 2013
As soon as this flick gets underway you recognise the signs. 'The Foreigner' hails from Seagal's healthy stable of shoestring-budget efforts usually set in Eastern Europe. This time it's Poland (he pops into the 'Hotel Polski' in case the viewer was unsure) and involves the usual crew of forgettable goons, snapped bones and the good old chestnut of English-accented villains. To give Seagal his due he plays it grittier and nastier than normal ("touch it again and I'll blow off your two-inch dick") but sadly the film as a whole did not really hold the attentio
The American [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ George Clooney
The American [DVD] DVD ~ George Clooney
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3.0 out of 5 stars L'Americano, 21 July 2013
A film that starts out tense and promising, 'The American' reminds stylistically of taut thrillers like 'Taken' as the grim, intense turn by George Clooney gets underway. As the titular hitman goes about his mission in a sleepy Italian village one waits patiently for the payoff. It doesn't really come. After I finish writing this I will have to read around to work out exactly what happened, but as I go to press I am completely confused about the ending. I won't spoil it here but suffice it to say I was disappointed. There are one or two moneyshot car chases / shootouts but the film was watchable without being enduringly compelling. Clooney fans will doubtless approve but for me, 3 stars is… Read more
The Transporter [DVD] [2003] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jason Statham
The Transporter [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Jason Statham
3.0 out of 5 stars Transports of Delight?, 31 Jan 2013
Sporting a kick-ass aesthetic straight out of a Jackie Chan movie, 'The Transporter' gets underway with a simple but compelling character and his unusual driving business - transporting villains and kidnap victims, no questions asked. When he breaks his own rules to look in the package he's carrying, all hell breaks loose.

Statham is engaging and keeps his tongue firmly in his cheek as the ludicrous car chases and fight scenes unfold at a brisk pace. The film loses its way around the mid point with the introduction of an implausible doublecross and a Chinese hood with a dodgy accent, but there's enough action to overshadow such trifles. Superior to the sequels that followed it,… Read more