A review of the new Will Smith film “Gemini Man”

Although this movie has had poor reviews, I wanted to see it, partly because I like Will Smith (and you get two of him here) and partly because there was location shooting in Cartagena, Colombia during my visit there last year (the other non-American location – Budapest, Hungary – is familiar to me too). 

Taiwanese director Ang Lee scored a success with the CGI film “The Life Of Pi” and the central plot device here – a brilliant hit man of 51 wants to retire after 72 kills but they send a young clone of him to take him out – had promise. I think the ‘youthification’ of Smith works very well and some of the action – notably a motorbike chase in Cartagena – is entertaining, but the plotting is weak and the dialogue is clunky.


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