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Close (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Close puts a welcome female-fronted spin on the prototypical action thriller; unfortunately, the rest of the movie's ingredients are tediously predictable.

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Close, an adrenaline-pumping action thriller written and directed by Vicky Jewson (Born of War), is inspired by the life of the world's leading female bodyguard, Jacquie Davis. The film stars Noomi Rapace as Sam, a counter-terrorist expert used to war zones, who takes on the job of protecting Zoe (Sophie Nélisse), a young and rich heiress - a babysitting job for her. But a violent attempted kidnapping forces the two to go on the run. Now they've got to take some lives - or lose theirs.

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Noomi Rapace is a badass bodyguard in Netflix's Close, but the movie's low-key racism counteracts its 'Yay, strong women!' message.

February 7, 2019 | Full Review…
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Close isn't so much an emotional puzzle to be solved as it is a box for Rapace to fight her way out of. But there isn't enough space for the most interesting commentary to flourish.

January 22, 2019 | Full Review…
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Close feels like many of the numerous direct-to-DVD titles that were prevalent during the 2000s.

January 20, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Close is strong on all counts, until it seems to lose its nerve and decides to explain a character who was more compelling when the film let her be a lethal question mark.

January 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Rapace gives the film her all, delivering an intense, physically demanding performance, but Close doesn't get close enough to transcending its action-movie clichés.

January 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Close can't quite decide where it wants to go, and rather than committing to one narrative strand, scatters many,hoping that one ending will stick.

January 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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