An aging contract killer finds himself between a hard place and a rock during his final assignment, making him reassess his life’s goals.
I guess marketing is to blame here. The trailer promised an action film when in reality “Asher” is a drama. Ron Perlman gives an esoteric performance as Asher who revaluates his life, shows remorse, and hopes it is not too late to turn his life around. All that while falling in love with the personification of innocence (the always amazing Famke Janssen) and while everyone is trying to take him out.
Pour some wine, put your feet on the table, and give it a go. Don’t expect a Michael Bay production where everything blows up and you might be surprised.
Kubrick’s and Carpenter’s influences mix in this thriller that went utterly under the radar. A slow burn, dark, claustrophobic, environmental, psychedelic mystery that will make the viewer want to find out how this arctic mystery ends. With characters like the ones you meet here, you’ll probably find yourself undecided whether they deserve what’s happening to them or not. Production-wise, it’s an ambitious effort that falls short in the use of CGI. I guess the budget of two and a half lemons takes the blame for that one. Despite the school of thought you follow, the film does not make it easy on your final decision as to whether it is a half-baked or a well-crafted film. One thing is for sure though, it won’t leave you indifferent.