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Film ● Mini-Review: Close

Title: Close

Director(s): Vicky Jewson

Screenwriter(s): Vicky Jewson & Rupert Whitaker

Released: 2019

Runtime: 1h 34m


● CEO of Hassine Mining Eric Tanner “dies suddenly from a cardiac arrest”. All his shares go to his daughter Zoe (Sophie Nélisse). The wife and stepmother Rima Hassine (Indira Varma) is not happy. Not sure how that works since the Hassine family founded the company. Anyway, there is an important deal and a trip, and Zoe needs a new bodyguard. Enter Sam Carlson (Noomi Rapace) for the job.

● Although a lone operative, Sam is not exactly alone, acting as the sole babysitter of Zoe going against whoever is trying to kill her. It tries to be dark and gritty which is appreciated, with one or two Bourne-like scenes, but there is not much of a plot and what is there is too predictable. This is not so bad if there are enough action set pieces which there sadly aren’t. This is a shame because it’s a waste of an actress like Rapace.

Zoe (Sophie Nélisse) and Sam Carlson (Noomi Rapace)
Zoe (Sophie Nélisse) and Sam Carlson (Noomi Rapace)

This mini-review is part of the collection for Taken clones and derivatives.


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