Mona Lisa

Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Running Time: 
103 mins

For a film about a criminal fresh out of prison who gets work as a chauffeur for a high-end call girl, Mona Lisa is a really boring movie. Maybe it’s the pacing, maybe it’s the mostly very low-key performances, but this feels like it should have been much more compelling than it really is. You’ve got Bob Hoskins, Michael Caine, and Robbie Coltrane, all looking incredibly young and in their prime, plus Cathy Tyson as the prostitute that Hoskins ends up escorting to her various jobs. The interesting thing about this movie is that it does a pretty good job of giving an unvarnished look at the seedy side of the erotic/prostitute world. Hoskins gets an eyeful of some rather unsavory stuff and he doesn’t like what he finds.