"In Order to Trap Him, He Must Become Him."
|FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) knows how to stop elusive terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage). He'll become him. Archer undergoes a futuristic surgery and has Troy's face mapped onto his, then infiltrates the terrorist's world to discover his deadly secrets. But as much as Archer looks and acts like Troy, he doesn't really know him. He never figures Troy will retaliate and force doctors to transform him into Archer. Now the agent faces a shattering nightmare: his archrival is living with his family.|
The Travolta/Cage star-power comes on strong and so does the excitement in this roaring thrill machine of a movie directed by John Woo (Broken Arrow). So buckle up. It's going to be a furious fight.
"...relentlessly exciting, thanks to Woo's operatically staged fight and chase scenes and the bravura acting of the two stars. Andy Seiler, USA Today
"A delirious mixture of spectacular gun battles, furious explosions and breathtaking stunt work... Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"...a mega-movie...strong characters, smart plotting, breathless action and a gimmick that hasn't been seen before. Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times
"...the first to balance [Woo's] visual imagination with the emotional intensity of his Hong Kong films. Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"...[an] elegant, high-spirited, intensely satisfying production... Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Exciting and then some...supercharged images of balletic brutality and spiritual catharsis with an off-the-wall humor... Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"A delirious mixture of spectacular gun battles, furious explosions and breathtaking stunt work... Desson Thomson, The Washington Post