Based on Michael Crichton’s provocative bestseller, this “smart, engrossing and electrically charged” ( Joanna Langfield, The Movie Minute) thriller is as entertaining as it is thought provoking.
A special liaison officer (Snipes) is called in to investigate the murder of a call girl in the boardroom of a Japanese corporation. Accompanied by a detective (Connery) with unusual knowledge of the Japanese culture, the two men must unravel the mystery behind the murder by entering an underground “shadow world” of futuristic technology, ancient ways and confusing loyalties.
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I found it pretty entertaining, as well as provocative in some of its comments about contemporary life.
The flaws don't cripple what is a fiercely funny, exciting and provocative detective story about the crimes of corporate culture -- crimes that transcend race and geography.
Connery is heaven, and so is the movie.
A thoroughly gratifying prestige thriller, thanks to riveting suspense and two brilliant stars.