Review Date: May 24, 1998
Director: Christian Duguay
Writer: Dan Gordon, Sabi H. Shabtai
Producers: Franco Battista, Tom Berry
Quinn was adequate in both roles as Naval Officer Ramirez and the real Jackal, but didn't offer anything extraordinary, in my opinion. Sutherland and Kingsley seem to be playing the same role that they've played in both of their respective careers of late, but nonetheless, appeared to relish the cold-heartedness of their chosen characters. I didn't like performance put forth from Quinn's wife in this flick, but then again, she doesn't show up in most of the film, so that wasn't so bad.
I did however enjoy director Duguay's interesting style and cinematic vision. This thriller could easily have been boring during many sequences, but Duguay always seemed to find something interesting to show the viewer. I thought that was neat. Having said that, I didn't think the first hour needed to be as long as it was, and the film did have me tinkering on the bridge of believability when the "fake" Jackal met with the "real" Jackal's girlfriend without much retrospection on her part, but all in all, not too many complaints in a movie that could easily be enjoyed by all those who take pleasure in the spy and terrorist thriller genre.