"From Paris with Love" movie review

"From Paris with Love" is an hour and a half of pure fun and action, and it was nice to see a good movie after all the duds I've seen lately.

John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers ("Match Point") are two Americans in Paris who are working for the CIA; Reece (Meyer's character), however, also has a 'day job' at the US Embassy. He originally has small assignments such as changing the license plates on cars, but he soon ends up working with Charlie Wax (Travolta) and running around Paris trying to stop a terrorist attack. Wax introduces him to his "unorthodox ways" and for the first few "shoot-em-ups," Reece's jaw is practically on the floor. He soon gets used to Wax, though, and once they figure out where the terrorists will be attacking, they give it their all to try to prevent it from happening.

Travolta and Rhys Meyers have great chemistry, and they are fun to watch together. There is a major plot twist that you probably won't see coming, and before the audience even has time to process what is going on, there is another "shoot-em-up" in progress. Parts of the movie are a little confusing—ie, I knew that Travolta and Rhys Meyers were American agents, but I didn't realize until after the movie was over that they worked for the CIA—but for the most part the plot is easy to follow and understand.

I would say Yes, definitely see this movie! It is rated R for "strong bloody violence throughout, drug content, pervasive language and brief sexuality," so I thought it was going to be a bit raunchy, but the "language" is spaced out over the movie (ie, the characters aren't swearing constantly), and I'm not sure what the "brief sexuality" is that the MPAA is referring to. I love action movies and this one did not fail to impress.

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