Wipe it from your mem­ory

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re­leased OUT NOW! 15 | 113 min­utes

Di­rec­tor Ariel Vromen Cast Kevin Cost­ner, Gary Old­man, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve

Kevin Cost­ner, Gary Old­man and Tommy Lee Jones? No, this is not the JFK re­union you were look­ing for. The Ice­man di­rec­tor Ariel Vromen fum­bles this ap­palling Lon­don- set thriller as Cost­ner’s psy­cho crim­i­nal Jeri­cho Ste­wart – all col­lared and chained up like Han­ni­bal Lecter in his cell – re­ceives mem­ory im­plants from Ryan Reynolds’ dead-by- theopen­ing- scene CIA agent. Why? Be­cause he has no frontal lobes, mak­ing him the per­fect sub­ject/ vic­tim for this pi­o­neer­ing tech, as the Agency look to track down a geek, known as “The Dutchman”, who’s sell­ing nu­clear codes to the high­est bid­der.

Hor­ri­bly vi­o­lent and laugh­ably writ­ten (“Who punches some­one in a patis­serie, you an­i­mal?” is one choice morsel, as a luck­less café- dweller gets biffed on the nose by Cost­ner), the vi­su­als are dour and the stunts circa ’ 70s Sweeney. Jones, as the mem­ory- swap medic, and Old­man, as the CIA head, are on au­topi­lot, while Cost­ner griz­zles like the prover­bial sore- headed bear. Alice Eve, mean­while, seems to ex­ist just to get gunned down in a Dock­lands shootout. Only Gal “Won­der Woman” Gadot, as the dead agent’s widow, has any cred in this pap. James Mot­tram

Film­ing for the med­i­cal re­search labs and CIA oper­a­tions cen­tre took place at Croy­don Col­lege.

The fly­over flasher was fi­nally caught.

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