DVD Review by Kam Williams
Headline: DVD Features Travolta as Spy in Espionage Thriller
While it’s title invokes images of the James Bond classic From Russia with Love, from
In From Russia, Agent 007 traveled from
The aspiring spy has just accepted a marriage proposal from his beautiful girlfriend Caroline (Kasia Smutniak), being blissfully unaware of the fey femme fatale’s mysterious link to the
During the ensuing, ever-escalating series of bloody stakeouts, trigger-happy Charlie exhibits none of the charm, subtlety or elegance we’ve come to associate with sophisticated espionage work. Splatter fare featuring an almost infantile Ugly American with access to an infinite supply of live ammo, misbehaving like the proverbial bull in a china closet.
Very Good (3 stars)
Rated R for graphic violence, pervasive profanity, drug use and brief sexuality.
In English and French with subtitles.
Running time: 93 Minutes
Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
DVD Extras: Director’s audio commentary, a theatrical trailer, “The Making of” documentary, pus a couple of featurettes.