This one's a bad mix. Samuel L. Jackson plays his usual cool customer, this time in the form of a kilt-wearing chemist who has developed a drug 51 times more potent than cocaine or Ecstasy--and it's all cut from legal ingredients. Pilfering plenty (in a bad way) from the works of Guy Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino, this overloaded actioner takes place in Liverpool, where Meat Loaf (yes, Meat Loaf) and a team of ineffectual skinheads want Jackson's head and the intellectual property in it.
Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting) serves as Jackson's psychopathic tour guide, and comely assassin Emily Mortimer tails closely. The off-kilter flick ODs on mindless crash-boom-bang exploits and leans heavily on warmed-over slo-mo stunts, leaving little room for an interesting story. So, just say no to drugs...and this movie.