Denzel Washington’s reliable charm carries this sci-fi thriller about New Orleans ATF agent Doug Carlin (Washington) who is introduced to a time-warp brand of 3-D satellite video surveillance after a ferry full of soldiers is blown up. Carlin becomes obsessed with going back in time to save the life of Claire (Paula Patton) an innocent girl targeted by a terrorist (Jim Caviezel). The time machine element of the movie gets hokey, but the visuals are intriguing and director Tony Scott wrenches suspense and tension from every scene.
Rated PG. 128 mins. (B-) (Three Stars - out of five/no halves)