Thanks to a slick script by Richard Wenk and both Maggie Q and Samuel L. Jackson, Director Martin Campbell’s The Protégé is one of the best thrillers in a long time.
Jackson plays Moody, the Assassins’ Assassin, who rescues Anna (Maggie Q) as a child and raises her to have all the skills of his younger self.
Finding him and dealing with his army of killers takes all of Anna’s skills and nearly ends her life.
It’s the surprises along the way that make this film outstanding for thriller fans.
Rupert Parkes‘ music, David Tattersall’s cinematography and Angela M. Catanzaro’s editing give excellent support to the action.
I give The Protégé a 4.9 out of 5 and look forward to seeing it again.