Time Out says
Neeson, alas, isn’t in this film, but the experience of watching it evokes visions of the inevitable US refit (‘Anything for Her’ was remade by Paul Haggis as ‘The Next Three Days’). Instead, we have Gilles Lellouche (pictured) as Samuel, a brawny but benevolent trainee nurse whose wife is on the cusp of dropping a sprog. In a standard wrong time/wrong place set-up, Samuel is coerced into smuggling Roschdy Zem’s wounded crim out of hospital, only to be roped into carrying out more depraved deeds when he finds out his wife has been taken hostage.
It’s hardly what you’d call high art, but Cavayé knows how to push buttons when it comes to straight-up, palm-sweating spectacle. It’s dumb and manipulative, such as the scene in which the bad guys almost dispose of the pregnant spouse by tossing her out of a window. But it’s also brisk and unpretentious, with no hint that we’re meant to take anything more away from this than a cheap but effective thrill.
- Release date:Friday 10 June 2011
- Duration:84 mins
Cast and crew
- Director:Fred Cavayé
- Roschdy Zem
- Gilles Lelouche
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