Review: One night in Los Angeles a cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit.
Director: Michael Mann
Actors: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Bruce McGill, Irma P. Hall, Barry Shabaka Henley, Richard T. Jones, Klea Scott, Bodhi Elfman, Debi Mazar, Javier Bardem, Emilio Rivera and Jamie McBride
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama and Thriller
Tom Cruise is very well cast and gives a brilliant performance. Apparently Michael Mann once said, “Vincent is a man able to get in and out of anywhere without anyone recognising or remembering him”. To prepare for this film, Tom Cruise had to make FedEx deliveries in a crowded Los Angeles market without anyone recognising him. Jamie Foxx had to prepare for his role, it was to be a cab driver. This is one of Michael Mann’s best directorial efforts. He makes the film moody and dangerous. The whole film was shot on a mixture of film and digital video. The script is very well written and thought out. The film opens with a scene that reminded me of Rear Window (1954). At the Bafta Awards in 2005 this won Best Cinematography.