As an ex-spy-turned-jewel thief, Olga Kurylenko kicks ass with panache in this nippy espionage thriller
As an ex-spy-turned-jewel thief, Olga Kurylenko kicks ass with panache in this nippy espionage thriller.
Shot and set in South Africa, this nippy thriller lives up to its title as Kurylenko is talked into pulling off one last heist.
But she discovers she has inadvertently stolen a hard drive revealing the nefarious plans of a corrupt US senator, played in a handful of brief scenes by Morgan Freeman.
Her face was exposed during the robbery and James Purefoy’s coolly sadistic bad guy and his associates are soon on her trail.
First-time director Stephen Campanelli has been Clint Eastwood’s camera operator since The Bridges of Madison County and he keeps this film moving with brisk assurance, making up for his film’s routine script and modest budget with slick visuals and impressively punchy action.