Predictable? Yes. Filled with contrived plot threads? Yes. BUT, it's a good action film; this is nothing to take seriously, just a fun flick with solid actors, very solid. Ben Kinsley? Anthony Hopkins? Both were not mentioned on the homepage, so needless to say, this was a nice surprise and the film benefits as one would expect. My biggest critique is for some of the car chase scenes in the cities. This is no "Ronin," arguably the best modern car chase movie. The cars look slow on the cobblestone streets. Maybe hand-held camera-shots could have helped, or the dreaded sped-up film. This is Germany, home of the autobahn for crying out loud! Let the stunt drivers have at it!