"Sure the plot might be implausible in places, but so many thrillers today stretch credibility."
A strange argument Dodster - it's like saying - okay it's bad but so are other films. But you can get good thrillers that don't stretch credibility so much - you even review some of them yourself. It's inexcusable of film-makers to come up with unrealistic tosh time and again - aren't there enough good thrillers in novel format for them to use as the basis for a good film? Of course there are, but my belief is that in 'development-time' something happens to reduce everything down to media-land exploitation. Everything gets "Hollywoodised" and that's the end of credibility.