THE TRAP IS SET. THE GAME IS ON.
After getting out of prison, Rudy Duncan (Ben Affleck) assumes the identity of his murdered cellmate and gets himself involved in a very deadly scheme. At least director John Frankenheimer’s simple action thriller has attractive, wintry locations and a few exciting sequences. But this is a pretty ugly experience, brutal and unlikeable with no credibility; the whole thing falls apart with a twist so twisted it’s laughable. The actors struggle with their stupid characters; Gary Sinise should have made this work better.
2000-U.S. 104 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by John Frankenheimer. Cast: Ben Affleck (Rudy Duncan), Gary Sinise (Gabriel Mercer), Charlize Theron (Ashley Mercer), Dennis Farina, James Frain, Donal Logue… Isaac Hayes, Ashton Kutcher.
Trivia: The director’s cut runs 124 minutes.
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