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THE GATEWAY TO UNDERSTANDING IS PAIN,
This review is from: Courier [Blu-ray] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
The Courier is similar to "Transporter" with maybe a touch of "The Usual Suspects." The Courier(Jeffrey Dean Morgan) lives and works in New Orleans and appears to live well below his means. He does have a magic Hollywood watch that makes countdown noises only when a camera is on it.
The Courier is made an offer he can't refuse. He has 60 hours to deliver a case to Evil Sivle a notorious hit man people said had died and was brought back to life by voodoo so he can take back what was once his. His whereabouts is unknown. The Courier is aided by street smart Anna (Josie Ho) who is not his usual partner.
Mickey Rourke plays Maxwell a man connected to Evil Sivle, whose face is obscured for most of the film. Morgan comes across as scruffy Morton Downey jr.
As the plots develops and the body count increases, the Courier discovers this is not an easy task as Evil Sivle is "the last face that men see". Evil is just a state of mind we are told.
The ending is supposed to tie the mystery together. It does, but leaves you scratching your head like just watched the ending of "Smokin' Aces." The film had all the parts of a crime/action/mystery/thriller, but fails to bring it all together.
F-bombs, no sex, no nudity. Torture. 3 1/2 stars