I have never pictured Geena Davis doing an action movie but she surely proved herself in this role. Never underestimate the power and strength of a woman, which Geena Davis clearly shows with her character. Again, she proved herself and she made this film very entertaining to watch.
TH and I are happy that the Library has ordered this movie; we found it a couple of years ago and were impressed with Ms Davis's action skills. Remember this movie was filmed before CGI took a hold so the stunts are performed by either the actors or their doubles! These are real kick a** scenes.
Craig Bierko plays such a jerk that I don't even like him in anything else; I always expect him to be like he is here (although I got used to him on Boston Legal).
Comedy, adventure, and Samuel L Jackson, what more could a popcorn movie lover want?!? Book your copy today!
5 Stars. Hilarious C.I.A. Christmas season fast action movie which "sends up" aka merrily "blows to Hell" all the scads of Murkin Fake Hero Flix. Also predicts the "9/11" stunt 5 years ahead of time. I've watched LKG at least 3 times. The reader should note that career-minded employees or spook subcontractors of the U.S. Regime aka "Gov" (which are many) are likely, for obvious reasons, to low rate LKG. This 1996 triumph rises close to the height of Dr. STRANGELOVE .
In this 1996 action thriller, Geena Davis plays a nice lady living in a cozy town with her husband and daughter, working as a teacher. But, wait, is she??? Like "The Bourne Identity," it turns out she's a super assassin and she needs to find out who she is and who is trying to kill her. I'll be damned if I can remember why Sam Jackson is around for the ride, but he is. This is one of two films Davis made with her Finnish husband Renny Harlin; the other was the catastrophic pirate movie "Cutthroat Island." Harlin's trademarks include explosions, shooting, running, Finlandia vodka (because he's Finnish), more shooting, and a high body count. It was written by Shane Black, who earned a then record 4 million for his frankly terrible script. His trademarks include mismatched partners (usually one black and one white), smart ass one liners, and gratuitous violence. The action is okay and the performances good (What happened to Geena Davis?), but the villain is terrible and the plot is ridiculously convoluted. The title seems to reference both "The Long Goodbye" and "Kiss of Death." Enjoy with some Finlandia vodka!
Only the Fullscreen side plays. The Widescreen side has the library's anti-theft sticker on it. :(
Bad Language but Sam Jackson is Hilarious. Over played Davis' role.
Not very often you can find in an action movie a strong and smart woman who had fast hand to shoot and fight to defense herself.
The first half of the movie was really intriguing and fun to watch, but the ending was the usual Hollywood (explosions, gunfights, loose interpretation of physics, etc) and the plot/character actions made less and less sense.
love a movie with a smart, kick-ass woman. this was pretty dang fun to watch. fast moving, great action, likable characters. lots of good explosions, too.
I enjoyed Geena Davis being a smart aleck overcoming evil. You know from the start that will be the case as this isn't really a movie to be taken seriously. Also, for having a child at the center of the plot, there's a LOT of cussing and violence. Still, it's fun to see Davis refuse to be a victim and, with Samuel L. Jackson's help, outsmart the bad guys.
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