Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who made the excellent, Oscar-winning “The Lives of Others,” about secret police and the seductive nature of surveillance, once again takes us behind the scenes of elaborate audio- and video-eavesdropping.
Jolie stars as Elise Clifton Ward, an elegant and mysterious Englishwoman (which allows her to dust off that impeccable British accent she did for the “Tomb Raider” movies). Elise is the lover of the elusive Alexander Pearce, who’s the target of Scotland Yard for having stolen billions from a gangster. (Paul Bettany gets some dry laughs as the head of the investigative team.)
Who: With Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany. Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.
Rated: PG-13 for violence and brief strong language.
Running time: 103 minutes.
Now playing at the 5 Drive-In Theatre Screen #1 @ 7:50 pm