2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
NOT AS BAD AS YOU MAY THINK......,
This review is from: The Stranger [DVD]  (DVD)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)Wrestler Steve Austin stars as a man trying to unlock his mysterious past after suffering severe memory loss. It seems he is an FBI agent...but what caused him to lose his memory...and was he really on the side of good? This straight-to-DVD action thriller is not as bad as you may think..but neither is it as good as it could have been.
Austin's performance is better than you may expect- but then his character is meant to be a little dazed and confused! Best performance comes from Erica Cerra, who plays the (rather attractive)Psychologist trying to unravel Austin's past and discover the secret that someone is trying to kill him for. The story itself, while not particularly new, is intriguing enough, and Cerra works hard to make it work. The weakness is in the poor direction, and the lack of budget means a lack of high-action stunts and explosions that we expect from this type of film. One scene involving a motorcycle and car chase is particularly badly-handled and lacks real thrills just when the story needs it most.
However, the film did keep my attention and I found I enjoyed it as a whole. It's just that there are so many better movies out there...