Jean Reno is fast becoming France’s answer to Steven Seagal, he seems to be appearing in an endless amount of straight to dvd films of varying quality.
This effort gives Reno second billing and he features prominently on the cover but he doesn’t show up for quite some time, although he does make a significant impact and his charisma shines through.
The main character is a con artist called Cash (Jean Dujardin, a man who strongly resembles UK tv star Robson Green). Following the death of his brother, Cash plans revenge and with the help of Reno and others he goes about hurting the culprits where they’ll feel it most, in their pockets.
The Ocean’s Eleven type antics are mildly interesting but the whole thing lacks excitement and pace. A surprising appearance by Ciaran Hinds from UK tv’s Above Suspicion was the most entertaining thing about it, he even speaks French, complete with the accent.
Cash was made in 2008 but arrives on DVD in the UK on 9th January 2012 courtesy of Metrodome.
Ric’s Rating: 37%
Good review! Will avoid this one for now. If Jean Reno is going to keep making straight to dvd action movies, they should try to be like The Crimson Rivers or Wasabi.ReplyDelete
I agree Ty, The Crimson Rivers was cool. I haven't seen Wasabi but will look out for it.ReplyDelete
Shame, Jean Reno used to do really big movies.ReplyDelete
Yep, Leon was sheer class.ReplyDelete
that Jean Dujardin really does look like Robson :), probably a bit taller version :)ReplyDelete
Ha Ha. I kept thinking it was Green I was watching Dez. Hinds turning up added to that feeling!ReplyDelete
I've been meaning to get into Reno's DTV flicks, but maybe I'll start somewhere else.ReplyDelete
Try The Round-Up Matt, that was pretty good.ReplyDelete
That's a perfect description of Jean. Love the review.ReplyDelete