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      The Saint

      TV-MA 2017 2h 6m Action Adventure List
      Reviews 36% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings International master thief Simon Templar rescues a kidnapped woman and confronts a dangerous adversary from his past. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Poor attempt to establish to establish a franchise. Too much money spent on fees for Roger Moore and Ian Ogilvy, because of their history with the "hero", and on location filming for the "ancestral home". The other principals were fine, even Adam Rayner, who just wasn't pretty enough, but had charm. Very lacklustre direction, with telegraphed plot points for the hard-of-understanding. It seems little more than a direct to video or buried on streaming, barely watchable tripe. Pathetic attempts at mystery, twists, plotting or character development. Sorry, but regretted watching this once the first 10 seconds were done Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member a mi me gusto la peli 7/10 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I remember watching The Saint back when it was a TV show with a suave Roger Moore. It was a sort of a light version of James Bond - where Simon Templar was smart, engaging and intelligent who traveled the world putting bad guys away. Then, I guess, someone thought they should re-imagine this with a female sidekick and some ridiculous idea that the FBI (a US domestic agency) would somehow want to bring Templar to justice even though they have no jurisdiction outside the US. To make matters worse, they couldn't have cast a more charmless, unsophisticated, uninteresting actor as Simon Templar. The story is quite tedious and boring - written as a poor-man's Mission Impossible. There's no fun, no excitement, no wit, no surprises, no charisma at all in this movie... just a series of events that lead to another series of events that.... well, put you to sleep. Sure, there are explosions and gun fights -- but frankly, I don't care about any of the characters or the 20 million flashbacks presented to deliver ho-hum backstories. In addition to poor casting, the direction is basically average. The scene locations are staid. The McGuffin is lame. And the story, itself, is very unimaginative. The script seems to have been written in a paint-by-numbers way so that once complete, you're looking at some generic portrait of something you've seen a million times before. I honestly don't see the reason to reboot a franchise that was once great for its time - but today, just seems like a me-too type of spy-ish story. This film lacks.... um.... everything. Do yourself a favor, skip this one. If you must get your fix of do-goers trying to save the world - turn to the latest MISSION IMPOSSIBLE movie. While things always seem to go wrong with their plans, at least they're no foiled by some local police detective and a witless rogue vigilante FBI desk jockey. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty good action & entertaining, AMA tough fight without a single sweat? Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member The only master thief involved in this movie is whoever convinced the banker for this movie to put up the funds to make it. Clearly, somebody was hoping that a franchise was going to spin off of the atrocity, and justify the expenditure. Everything about the underlying story is rushed through, to make sure there is room for the Saint's backstory and the identity of the Brotherhood. The heists are basic, and the kidnapping plot is not worthy of a dime store novel. Here's to hoping there are no sequels. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member First and only time I fell asleep watching a movie, that's how bad and boring it was. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis International master thief Simon Templar rescues a kidnapped woman and confronts a dangerous adversary from his past.
      Simon West
      Kyle A. Clark, Lina Wong
      Jesse Alexander
      Action, Adventure
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 9, 2017
      2h 6m
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