The 51st State (2001)

51st State, The (2001, USA/GBR/CDN) C-92m. ** D: Ronny Yu. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer, Meat Loaf, Rhys Ifans, Nick Bartlett, Angus McInnes. Free-wheelin', rowdy action comedy about chemist Jackson, who has just created a powerful drug and wants to sell the formula for $20 million to a British dealer. Too bad there's a female assssin after him - hired by the guy he ditched back in the States. Thriller has some furiously directed sequences but runs out of steam (and story) in the second half; watch this for curiosity sake. Jackson and Carlyle have fun in their roles. Aka FORMULA 51.


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