Mission: Impossible immediately comes to mind after suffering through The Saint. Neither should have been remade, both plots were confusing and both boasted sky-high production costs, which made the films look spectacular. But looks are not everything. Kilmer's Simon Templar overdoes his mysteriousness and Shue, though charming and talented, cannot overcome the ridiculous script and a one-dimensional character. Career crook and master of disguise Templar needs to pull off one last job so he can retire a rich man with a $50-million bankroll. Russian billionaire Ivan Tretiak (Serbedzija), who is out to control Russia by seizing the country's energy reserves, hires him to steal the formula for cold fusion from scientist Emma Russell (Shue). No problem, until Templar meets and falls for Russell.
Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
More on Saint from Infoplease: