(Review originally written at 3 August 2004)
"The Saint" is a movie that can be described as; Nothing special.
Who's to blame? The director Phillip Noyce. In my opinion he is a very boring director without any style of his own. Everything about his movies is always very standard and never interesting or special. The only really good Noyce movie I have seen is "Dead Calm" which had a good script.
"The Saint" is also a standard Noyce movie. It has the usual standard stereotype Russian villains and also the story is very standard with all the usual ingredients you could expect.
Val Kilmer is a good casting choice and so is Elizabeth Shue. I must say that the love story worked for me and it didn't distract from the story. There was also a real spark between the two.
The movie could have used some more action and perhaps also some more humor would have been good for the movie.
A very forgettable movie.