He’s beck – again – and nowadays it’s as if that once feverishly discussed political career and political future never existed. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in an entertainingly unpretentious, old-school action movie with an even more old-fashioned High Noon feel. He plays Sheriff Ray Owens, a smalltown Arizona lawman who once saw bruising action in the LAPD. One Sunday, he gets word that a serious drug-cartel kingpin has escaped from FBI custody. The only folks who can stop him are Ray and his ragtag bunch of cops – boozing, doughnut-scoffing guys, and one cute hottie of a female officer. Korean film-maker Kim Jee-woon (who gave us The Good, the Bad and the Weird) gives it plenty of directorial welly, and it’s good to see a film with cop cars flying through the air.
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