Déjà Vu

July 26, 2009 - Denzel Washington travels through time to save hundreds of people, including one very pretty woman, from dying at the hands of a mad bomber. Paula Patton (Swing Vote) plays the pretty woman and Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) is the bad guy. Val Kilmer and Bruce Greenwood play good guys.

The film is set in post-Katrina New Orleans. Washington stars as ATF agent Doug Carlin. When a ferry blows up with hundreds of people and dozens of vehicles on board, Carlin is on the case. He quickly realizes that the explosion was no accident and that a woman found dead near the blast was a separate victim of whoever blew up the ferry. FBI agent Val Kilmer is also on the case. In a show of interagency cooperation, he asks Carlin to join his special task force.

What makes Kilmer's group so special is its ability to play with time. The group uses satellites and other newfangled technology to basically spy on people and witness events that happened four days ago. So, Carlin and co. look in the past for a suspect that they can track down in the future.

Overall review: *** Three stars is probably a little high, but I think it deserves more than two, so I'll round up. The movie held my interest and, as far as I can tell, it stayed true to the logic set up by the premise. The performances are fine and the action is good. Next time Déjà Vu comes around, give it a look.