Two films with the actor have landed in quick succession on the Amazon platform: a very cool actioner and a winded thriller.
Double news Chris Pine on Prime Video this month: on the one hand the spy thriller The Knife by the Blade (we will come back to this below) and on the other The ContractorJ-style action movieason bourne. Pine plays James Harper, an ex-Marine who accepts a job in a private paramilitary organization to support his family. Objective: to travel to Poland to execute a scientist believed to be working on a deadly chemical weapon. But the mission turns out to be murkier than expected, and Harper finds himself hunted down in the middle of Eastern Europe… In the jargon of the editorial staff of First, The Contractor is a ” two stars more “, of the’actuate to dad as we like them, broke and mounted a little to the core, but proudly solid. The director of Cairo Confidential signs a series B without fuss, whose coolness nestles in the duo Chris Pine and Ben Foster (the reunion of Comancheria), involved as if they were at John McTiernan. We are fine.
Chris Pine: “I have a panic attack every time I go to Netflix!” [interview]
In The Knife by the Blade, two ex-lovers dine in an opulent restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea, an idyllic little coastal town in California. These two former CIA agents bring back memories of the good old days. But the conversation quickly refocuses on the bloody hostage-taking of flight 127, eight years ago. Is this meal intended to revive the extinguished flame or to lift the veil on a conspiracy? Not everyone will leave the table alive… Built largely on inoperative flashbacks (essentially office discussions where everyone looks very serious), The Knife by the Blade is a soft and contrived spy thriller. A nice mess, because as soon as the film refocuses on the dinner between Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton – which should have been the heart of the project – the level of tension rises immediately.