The directorial debut of Stephen Campanelli has characters packing heat, and is packed with a few familiar faces. Momentum is an action-thriller film that stars Olga Kurylenko as the title character who's identity is exposed during a heist, resulting in the deaths of her colleagues, and making her a player in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Momentum seems like a film that would go entirely unnoticed since it won't be getting a huge release, and will only be viewed by those who took the time to actively keep up with the film's development. Fans of lesser known action-thrillers might find the film somewhat satisfying and enjoyable since the action is frantic and non-stop.
Here's the plot synopsis:
When Alex, an infiltration expert with a secret past, accidentally reveals her identity during what should have been a routine heist, she quickly finds herself mixed up in a government conspiracy and entangled in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a master assassin and his team of killers. Armed with her own set of lethal skills, Alex looks to exact revenge for her murdered friends while uncovering the truth.
We have our tale of a thief/femme fatale, who has a major slip-up and ends up getting her friends killed for making such a careless mistake, and then vows to get revenge. Then we have a trench-coat wearing villain who's as ruthless and efficient as they come, complete with his own philosophy of violence and necessity, as well as his sadistic pleasure with his line of work. Olga kurylenko's character is somewhat shrouded in moral ambiguity since she was unwilling to off a child who saw her face. Then later on, you have your car-chases and fist-fights in strange locations, the shootouts and confrontations are intense and gripping and you can just feel the peril and danger as the heroine fights her way through heavily-armed toughs. Overall, this movie might be a fun and intense ride, but you have to decide if you're willing to spend your time with it and enjoy the ride.