Top positive review
10 June 2015
The idea of Sean Connery playing a Scottish expert on Japanese culture, whilst investigating a brutal murder in corporate Los Angeles, holds about as much water as my old grandfather's leaky bladder, but here we are, with Wesley Snipes in tow, brining evil to justice, and educating us about Japanese business superiority, along the way.
Connery is one of those timeless actors. No matter what film he's in, he always seems to play the same role. Soviet Submarine captains, immortal Spaniards, James Bond...Connery is Connery, and his career is all the more better for it. Like Michael Caine or even Tom Cruise, he moves from role to role, but the accent is always there. The persona overshadows the role.
Based on the Michael Crichton best seller, this is Connery by the numbers - solving murders, educating the dumb (Wesley Snipes) and dropping some great one-liners along the way.
Yes, we've seen this sort of film a hundred times before, but it's still a damn good slice of entertainment.