"For I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:"
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):
1. Ben Garvey (Paul Walker) is an ex-con who has done his crime, his time and his parole, and has just become a free man 2. He has a wife (Piper Perabo) and a daughter to support 3. He loses his job 4. Before the ink on his termination papers is dry, he proves that he's not so reformed after all 5. Big mistake - huge 6. In defiance of several books written by John Grisham, his trial and sentence are over in a jiffy 7. He dies 8. Or does he? 9. He wakes up to find that he has a job as a caretaker at a hospital, a second chance, a guardian angel (Lambert Wilson) and the shadow of Death on his shoulder. 10. Or does he?
This is a fairly good psychological thriller if you can skirt around the plot holes and stop yourself from screaming at Garvey when he fails to do things that are blatantly obvious to everyone else, or does things that are incredibly dumb.
Walker does a good job in the lead role, and Perabo deserves a medal for tolerance. Bob Gunton (Rendition, The Shawshank Redemption) is especially effective as Father Ezra, the administrator of the hospital, and Wilson shows some of his Matrix mettle even though his is a relatively small part.
A good one to rent, if only to watch Paul Walker come forth
Rated: 3.5 stars
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