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CLIPS Movie Review by Roger Tennis
INFERNO

Tom Hanks-INFERNO movie

 

 

RATED PG-13 (sequences of action and violence, disturbing images, some language, thematic elements and brief sensuality)

RUNNING TIME: 121 minutes
DIRECTOR: Ron Howard

STARS:
Tom Hanks - Robert Langdon
Felicity Jones - Sienna Brooks
Ben Foster - Bertrand Zobrist
Omar Sy - Christoph Bouchard
Irrfan Khan - Harry Sims
Sidse Babett Knudsen - Elizabeth Sinskey

SYNOPSIS:
Famous symbologist Robert Langdon is on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world’s population. - Sony Pictures Releasing

ROG'S VIEWPOINT: 3 CAMS Camera Camera Camera
Cutting right to the chase, this matinee thriller is an adrenaline rush from start to finish. Director Ron Howard opts for non-stop action to cover up logic gaps and a confusing string of clues to unravel. This is a good choice for anyone who hasn't read Dan Brown's novel. Those familiar with the book will most likely find the mystery boring, but may enjoy the fast pace and international scenery. From Florence to Istanbul, cinematographer Salvatore Totino has captured the exotic locales in the grand tradition of the best spy capers. Hans Zimmer delivers a rousing Bond-worthy music score to heighten the thrills. Some fine performances also dot the landscape. Tom Hanks is once again outstanding as the noted professor, who now has amnesia and is being hunted for an unknown reason. Felicity Jones, as the doctor who aids Langdon, and Ben Foster, in a small role as the billionaire geneticist in control of the virus, are also very good. But this movie rides on the shoulders of Hanks and Howard - and it hits more than it misses. While not the best of the Robert Langdon films, "Inferno" should fire up enough interest to keep the series alive.