When nuclear explosives are stolen in Russia, U.S. Special Forces agent Devoe and White House nuclear weapons expert Julia are teamed up to find the missing nukes. With no terrorist demands, Devoe is forced to take a hard line to find the weapons, ruffling Julia’s cubicle research driven perspective of problem solution.
George Clooney (Devoe), Nicole Kidman (Julia), Marcel Iures (Dusan), Aleksandr Baluev (Kodoroff), Rene Medvesek (Vlado), Gary Werntz (Hamilton), Michael Boatman (Beach), Holt McCallany (Appleton).
The Peacemaker begins looking like a typical terrorist, political themed, thriller and fortunately becomes much more. Once the initial thrill is over, Devoe and Julia are put together to solve the problem of missing nukes and find their styles are drastically different. Devoe knows how to work in the field using guns, money, and his fists while Julia believes everything is a puzzle that can be pieced together using data analysis. As the two learn to work together the story is a thrill ride of suspense and action as they chase the terrorists across the middle-east only to end up back home.
Acting was good as you would expect in a big budget theatrical release with two big budget names like Clooney and Kidman. Both delivered nicely and surprisingly seemed to have good chemistry. Iures was an excellent choice for his role and did wonderfully. The remainder of the supporting cast did pretty good too.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were solid and well done without being exciting or overdone. Location shots were nice with an authentic feel and good scenery. Dialogue was well done with nice attention to detail. Sound and soundtrack were also good.
Overall The Peacemaker is an enjoyable and exciting ride that Action Adventure and Action Thriller fans won’t want to miss. Kidman and Clooney fans will also enjoy this one quite a bit.
With violence and foul language save this one for older teens and above.
The Peacemaker is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
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