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There is no perfect justice! Innocent men die, evil men survive, no rules! All you can do is remember who you are. Don't lose yourself! That would be the real crime, whatever mistakes you might have made.
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This is a movie produced before but close to 9/11, and it had to wait a few months before being released after the terror attacks. Unfortunately, the world had become since the scene of terror attacks that make the story here credible. However, the moral line of the movie is very questionable - as justifying people taking justice in their hands, in what is a very contemporary situation is not right and wise.
Anyway, as one man justice is a movie theme since Westerns era, let us look to the movie. Quite well done, even if some of the details do not really match 100% percent. The best performance is given by Forest Whitaker who is better and better in each film I see him (but watch your weight, buddy!). Jeremy Irons who is a great actor seems to be a little be embarassed to have taken a role written for Arnold or Harrison Ford.
Worth watching, but there are certainly better movies on the video rental shelves. 6/10 on my personal scale.
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