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Festivale online magazine, January, 1998 movie reviews

The Jackal

It takes a thief to catch a thief, so a professional killer (Bruce Willis) is hunted down with the help of and Irish killer/terrorist (Richard Gere). Willis gets his chance to flex his acting muscles by running through a wide range of disguises.

A good action adventure film, with Bruce Willis having a great time being really, really bad and tormenting Richard Gere. Sidney Pointier is excellent as the FBI man with a conscience and a life to save.

If you guess the ending of this fast-paced stop-the-killer, you'll have done better than I.
Surprise endings are the best, and this film, and its ending are in the best tradition of the genre.

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See also: The Fifth Element (Willis)
Red Corner (Gere)

See also: The Assignment
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Title: The Jackal (1997)
Written by: Kenneth Ross (earlier screenplay Day of the Jackal) Chuck Pfarrer (screen story, scr)
Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
running time: 124 mins
rating: MA

The Players: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sydney Pointier
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