Source: Catholic News Service
Forgettable sci-fi action thriller about a high-tech wizard (Ben Affleck) who, after working on a top-secret project for a shadowy corporation (run by Aaron Eckhart), has the past three years of his memory erased, only to find himself in the cross hairs of federal agents and corporate assassins, with just an envelope full of everyday items as clues to piecing together the puzzle of his past, which he deciphers with the help of a beautiful scientist (Uma Thurman) to whom he learns he is engaged. Despite an intriguing premise based on a story by cyber-pulp icon Philip K. Dick which explores the consequences of technology unfettered by morality, the film, directed by John Woo, never kicks into gear thanks primarily to its miscast lead, lackluster action sequences and preposterous plot twists which test viewers' suspension of disbelief to the breaking point. Don't waste your paycheck. Recurring action violence and brief crude language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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