Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Jackal (1997)


The FBI gets word that a notorious assassin named The Jackal, who is known for literally changing his appearance, has been hired by a terrorist group to assassinate somebody from the U.S. government. In a last minute effort to find him, they agree to release an IRA sniper from imprisonment to track him down. However, once The Jackal realizes that he has a tail, the situation spirals into a deadly game of cat and mouse. For an action movie it has its charms and it’s great to see Willis in disguises ranging from a fat Jewish accountant to a gay businessman. Richard Gere puts on a wonderful Irish accent but what I think this film lacks is solid suspense, but even without it there are great gunfights.

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