Excerpt: James Reece works as an assistant to the US Ambassador in France but also helps out whenever the CIA needs someone to switch some plates when spies come through the country for some undercover job.
Summary: 'From Paris with Love' is a fun-loving, action ride in which John Travolta actually looks like he's having a good time. Mix that in with an adequate video presentation, a close to demo-worthy audio presentation, and a nicely rounded special features section and you've got yourself a recommended...
Excerpt: After the runaway success of “ Taken ” (2008), it was only natural to assume that director Pierre Morel ’s next feature would get a sizeable push in American theaters. It did, but unfortunately that feature, “From Paris with Love” (2010), didn’t resonate with audiences as his last picture had.
Excerpt: John Travolta owns this movie. It is his film. Without the actor, fully into his evil, sarcastic, snickering mode, From Paris with Love would not work. Travolta’s partner, James Reece (Johnathan Rhys Meyers) is not fun, and the performance lackluster at its best.
Conclusion: While it's certainly not highbrow entertainment for the intellectually focused, From Paris with Love has a clearly defined audience, and caters nearly every minute of the runtime to their taste.
Excerpt: From Paris With Love is kind of like Lethal Weapon meets The Hurt Locker , and when those two distinctly different sensibilities collide, it’s not a good thing. Directed by Pierre Morel, whose talent for unflinching violence worked so brilliantly on Taken last year, this isn’t the action movie it...
Excerpt: Most filmgoers probably remember the famous dance scene in Pulp Fiction , when John Travolta, once the arbiter of cool, added to the repertoire of moves that made him a star in Saturday Night Fever nearly two decades earlier.