Pilgrim Film Details
Overview: A beautiful artist (Gloria Reuben) helps an amnesiac (Ray Liotta) piece together his identity and evade a gangster (Armin Mueller-Stahl) on his trail.
Review: Inferno is one of the the new (by now old) breed of “post-Tarantino” noirs. I suppose we’re all tired of that term by now, but one mustn’t forget that for every two or three lousy rip-offs of Mr. QT there’s been at least one good one. Interestingly enough, the last film of this ilk that I truly enjoyed was “Phoenix”, which also starred Mr. Liotta- (Ray, what have you done to relegate yourself to B-World?). Pilgrim’s premise is not very novel but when an amnesia thriller is done right, it’s almost always riveting. Herein lies the flaw of “Phoenix”. Without giving too much away, I can tell you that most of the suspense about “where am I, who am I, and what have I done” is done in by flashbacks early in the film, and the denouement is rote and by the numbers-(and, as far as this reviewer is concerned, asked more questions than it answered). What did I like about the film? The acting- (especially by Liotta, who is way cool in these sorts of roles) is passable all around. The atmosphere and desert cinematography are creepy and lush, respectively. Pilgrim is a frustrating near-miss…(or is it near-hit?). 3 out of 5 on the Corkymeter, with a full point of that earned single-handedly by Rebel Ray. Let’s all wish him a little less “Turbulence” in his career and hope that he can become the “Good fella” that we remember! (Many apologies for that, I just couldn’t resist).
Country: Canada, UK, Mexico
Duration: 94 min
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Also known as: Pilgrim,Jagd auf einen Namenlosen,Nowhere Man,A vándor,Pilgrim – mies vailla menneisyyttä,Infernal,Sin identidad,Пилигрим,Desenterrar o Passado,Inferno,Anthropos dihos taftotita,Pilgrim – Il fuggitivo,Identidade Assassina