Broken Trust (TV Movie 2012)

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Broken Trust: Directed by Ron Oliver. With Laura Vandervoort, Shawn Roberts, Sonya Salomaa, Sean Allan. An attorney tries to rescue a kidnapped mentor while also taking on a case against a major pharmaceutical company.

“Something about this film says u0026quot;TV movieu0026quot;, although Iu0026#39;m not sure exactly what aspect of it. What starts as a legal thriller with a sassy female lawyer turns into a chase movie that strains credibility, with the almost superhuman composure/ingenuity of the lead character and the improbable reach and resources of the bad guy. In a Bond film you have exactly the same issues, but those films donu0026#39;t try to pretend heu0026#39;s just a normal person caught up in extraordinary events. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAll of the chase drama is fitted in around an ongoing trial and the rekindling of a romance with an ex-boyfriend (a cop who also becomes embroiled in the events), so perhaps itu0026#39;s this u0026quot;too much going onu0026quot; aspect that also leads to the believability creaking.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLaura Vandervoort puts in a good performance – with more energy and angst than more famous roles like V and Smallville – which keeps it watchable, but it is never quite suspenseful or thrilling enough to spark. Worth a watch if you like race-against-time style plots or strong female leads.”

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