This movie had a LOT of potential: two good, solid actors, quality cinematography and ok choreography, great stunts and stunt directing, HOWEVER, the SCRIPT really SUCKED at certain times, leaving GAPING HOLES of both logic and story line!
Further, whoever wrote Daiz' parts left me wanting her character to be killed for the first half of the movie! When I'm rooting for the Bad Guys to kill one of the two main protagonists, the writing is BAD! She's supposed to be a hard core 'backyard mechanic' who really knows her stuff! This means she is LOGICAL to a fault when faced with conundrums. Later in the story line we learn she was 'raised like a boy, my father wanted sons'.
So, given that information how does her character react for the first half of the movie? LIKE A LUNATIC who is nothing but bat crap CRAZY!
During the SECOND HALF of the film, her character displays the EXACT persona traits she SHOULD have evinced during the FIRST HALF....but without ANY real core transition! The scene where she goes ape with the machine pistol is a prime example! OVERDONE, OVERPLAYED, and severely lacking of any coherence or believable traits!
There were some really GREAT bad guys in this, especially the murderous behaving CIA lead bad gal; illustrating why Fed Alphabet agencies should never be trusted (neither in the fictional world, nor the real world). The actress did a marvelous job of making her role 'real'; kudos to her.
Bottom line: this film COULD have been every BIT as good as ANY of the better 'Mission Impossible' films, however, because of truly lackluster writing for the first half of the film, and a severe hole in 'continuity' this thing becomes a 'throwaway' movie!
Cheers from the Oil Patch in Central WY