From Paris With Love – Two agents, one city, no merci.
John Travolta———————————————-Charlie Wax
Jonathan Rhys Meyers———————————–James Reese
Richard Durden——————————————–Ambassador Bennington
Directed by Pierre Morel.
Screenplay by Adi Hasak.
Story by Luc Besson.
James Reese (Meyers) is an agent that is nothing more than a assisstant to an Ambassador. When a call finally comes that he is to meet an agent at customs and work with him. The agent he meets at customs is a brash, loud mouthed, foul mouthed, pig named Charlie Wax (Travolta).
The two redefine the odd couple as they set out on their assignment. Wax is the most unorthodox agent that Reese has ever seen, but he does get results. There is some good banter between the two and the story is better than I expected.
John Travolta’s character is the wild one and Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays the straight man to perfection. After every ove the top moment with Travolta he gains a little more trust with his partner. John Travolta’s character dominates the screen through the entire movie and that must have made this character very attractive to play. There is a nice moment where they tip their hat to Quentin Tarantino for ressurecting Travolta’s career. They bring up some dialogue from “Pulp Fiction”.
This is a good story that is told during a very good action movie. Fun movie that is worth a watch.
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Runtime: 92 Minutes
Production Budget: $52,000,000.
CC Rating: 7 out of 10
Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.
Directors’ Previous Movies: Taken.
If you liked this try: The Long Kiss Goodnight, Knight and Day, Killers.