The Protégé

Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody and trained in the family business, Anna is the world’s most skilled contract killer. When Moody, the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and survival, is brutally killed, Anna vows revenge. As she becomes entangled with an enigmatic killer whose attraction to her goes way beyond cat and mouse, their confrontation turns deadly and the loose ends of a life spent killing will weave themselves ever tighter.

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Film Cast:

  • Michael Rembrandt: Michael Keaton
  • Anna: Maggie Q
  • Moody: Samuel L. Jackson
  • Billy Boy: Robert Patrick
  • Vohl: Patrick Malahide
  • Lotta: Ekaterina Baker
  • Jane: Madalina Anea
  • Joe Athens: Ori Pfeffer
  • Randy: Jack Derges
  • Doll’s Friend: Lili Rich
  • Ram: Florin Piersic Jr.
  • Claudia: Caroline Loncq
  • Benny: Gamba Cole
  • Don Preda: Velizar Binev
  • …: Florin Zhang
  • …: David Rintoul
  • …: Ray Fearon

Film Crew:

  • Director of Photography: David Tattersall
  • Costume Design: Karyn Wagner
  • Production Design: Wolf Kroeger
  • Director: Martin Campbell
  • Executive Producer: Boaz Davidson
  • Executive Producer: Avi Lerner
  • Co-Producer: Arthur M. Sarkissian
  • Writer: Richard Wenk
  • Executive Producer: Trevor Short
  • Executive Producer: Moshe Diamant
  • Original Music Composer: Photek
  • Executive Producer: Andrei Boncea
  • Costume Design: Irina Kotcheva
  • Producer: Christopher Milburn
  • Executive Producer: Lati Grobman
  • Executive Producer: Christa Campbell
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Gord Hillier
  • Line Producer: Valentin Dimitrov
  • Producer: Robert Van Norden
  • Art Direction: Arta Tozzi
  • Set Decoration: Oana Novicov
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Nikolay Gachev
  • Line Producer: Gabriel Popescu
  • Executive Producer: Jeffrey Greenstein
  • Executive Producer: Jonathan Yunger
  • Set Decoration: Axel Nicolet
  • Producer: Yariv Lerner
  • Executive Producer: Dragoş Buliga
  • Executive Producer: Luke Daniels
  • Co-Executive Producer: Lonnie Ramati
  • Executive Producer: Gareth West
  • Executive Producer: Daniel Negret
  • Sound Designer: Ryan Nowak
  • Sound Effects Editor: Nikolay Bakalov
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Kris Casavant
  • Editor: Angela M. Catanzaro
  • Executive Producer: Bruno Wu
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Peter Dimitrov
  • Executive Producer: Claiton Fernandes
  • Executive Producer: Vladimir Fernandes
  • Executive Producer: Balan Melarkode
  • Executive Producer: Euzebio Munhoz Jr.
  • Dialogue Editor: Adrian Gougov
  • Executive Producer: Simon Williams
  • Producer: Rob Van Norden
  • Line Producer: Bernard Mazauric
  • Executive Producer: Kyle Stroud
  • Art Direction: Tudor Stefan Ghiuta

Movie Reviews:

  • JPV852: Entertaining if not also kind of forgettable action-thriller. The three leads, Maggie Q, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson, have some bad-ass scenes and there are some suspenseful scenes, but as a whole, didn’t really think it’s all that different from what has been seen before. In fact, I think 2018’s Anna might’ve been a tad better.

    The finale also was perplexing. They make a big deal on how hard it was to get onto an island yet they (Maggie Q and Jackson) just are there, no scenes on how.

    That said, I did think Maggie Q and Michael Keaton were great together and Martin Campbell’s direction was fine, although did far better work on GoldenEye and Casino Royale.

    I think this is fine as a rental. Don’t know how much replay value it has. **3.25/5**

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