8 STRANGERS. 8 POINTS OF VIEW. 1 TRUTH.
The U.S. President (William Hurt) is shot during an anti-terrorism summit in Salamanca, Spain… but the perspectives of eight different people on the scene reveal a few surprises. Rashomon (1950) is still a reliable concept – every time we see the assassination attempt from a new angle, intriguing details emerge and the story moves forward. Well directed, and a lot of fun in the mould of 24, even though the movie as a whole is simple popcorn entertainment that throws credibility entirely out the window. Dennis Quaid is solid as a Secret Service agent who’s trying to find his mojo.
2008-U.S. 90 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Pete Travis. Cast: Dennis Quaid (Thomas Barnes), Sigourney Weaver (Rex Brooks), Forest Whitaker (Howard Lewis), Matthew Fox, Bruce McGill, Édgar Ramírez… Zoë Saldana, William Hurt.