Timnick Films, StudioCanal, Working Title Films,

Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Yigit Özsener, Daisy Bevan, Prometheus Aleifer, David Warshofsky

Chester (Viggo Mortensen) and Colette MacFarland (Kirsten Dunst) are a wealthy American couple in Athens. They’ve been traveling all over the world, but it turns out Chester has some unfinished business. The couple meet an American born, part time con-artist, tour guide Rydal (Oscar Isaac) who befriends them an forms a bond with them. But when the situation turns extremely dangerous, they are forced together to try to disappear into the small towns of Greece, their lives depend upon each other, though nobody can trust anyone.

This film is very beautifully set in the Greek countryside, and so visually it’s very nice to look at. There is a fair amount of twists and turns along the way, but I felt the entire story was a bit lacking. The story really isn’t fleshed out enough, and some of the suspense points feel really contrived and essentially a bit silly. I have seen far better films with similar stories that were done much better. Basically there’s not really anybody in this film to like or to care about, and whatever happens to these guys really doesn’t matter much. I just couldn’t get invested in the story, and the whole loser Americans trapped and lost in an exotic foreign location has been run into the ground for the most part. I’m a fan of Kirsten Dunst, but though she is probably the best character in this story, it’s not enough to save it. Oscar Isaac was probably the best character in the story, but we don’t find out enough about him to really know what his real purpose is, and when he tells us his motivation, I didn’t have a clue of whether he was sincere or just being a smart ass. All in all, I would suggest you skip this film. It’s not enough to keep you interested, and there’s really not much suspense here at all. Everything sort of just happens around you, but it all doesn’t mean much. Most of my rating points are for the scenery, not the plot.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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