Chief of Station

2024

Action / Thriller

23
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 85%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 85% · 100 ratings
IMDb Rating 4.7/10 10 1505 1.5K

Top cast

Olga Kurylenko as Krystyna Kowerski
Laëtitia Eïdo as Farrah
Aaron Eckhart as Ben Malloy
Alex Pettyfer as John Brance
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896.58 MB
1280*534
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 37 min
Seeds 100+
1.8 GB
1920*800
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 37 min
Seeds 100+

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen 5 / 10

Bland and generic action thriller...

I had recently sat through, and thoroughly enjoyed, the 2023 movie "The Bricklayer", and thus I opted to sit down and watch this 2024 action thriller titled "Chief of Station", as it also had Aaron Eckhart in the leading role.

Sure, I had never heard about this movie prior to sitting down and watching it, so I didn't really know what I was in for here, aside from it being an action thriller. So writer George Mahaffey and director Jesse V. Johnson essentially had every opportunity to entertain me.

The storyline was watchable, sure, but at the same time it was also somewhat bland and forgettable. Writer George Mahaffey didn't exactly conjure up something grand or thrilling here. "Chief of Station" didn't manage to stand out from so many other action thrillers like it, and thus it was a bit of a disappointment. Now, don't jump to conclusions here, because I am not saying that it was a bad movie, not at all, it definitely had some good parts. But overall it was essentially just a generic action thriller.

This wasn't exactly the highlight of Aaron Eckhart's career, nor was he particular distinguishable in the movie. It was as if he was running a bit on auto-pilot. There were a couple of familiar faces on the cast list, joining Aaron Eckhart on the screen, with the likes of Olga Kurylenko, Nick Moran, James Faulkner and Daniel Bernhardt.

There is a fair amount of action in the movie, and that definitely helps to keep the movie afloat, and thus director Jesse V. Johnson didn't fully deliver a dud.

Watchable for what it was, but don't get your hopes up for "Chief of Station", as it was a rather bland and generic action thriller.

My rating of "Chief of Station" lands on a five out of ten stars.

Reviewed by imseeg 3 / 10

Deep sigh...

I am a big Aaron Eckhart fan and HE was THE reason I started watching this, but what a disappointment it turned out to be...

The bad: from the get go I notice this is a cheaply produced movie, with uneventful photography, a way too overbearing soundscore and above all WAY too many below average supporting actors.

More bad: what's really annoying (and disappointing) though is the fact that this is meant to be a serious and tough crime movie, but the action is so silly that it flexed my laughing muscles.

There simply is NO suspense, NO thrill, NO originality, it's a nothing burger. Aaron Eckhart has made some solid movies lately, but this is defnitely not one of them!

Reviewed by alisondyson2401 2 / 10

Please don't do stupid gun fight scenes to ruin films

My first one, I just had to do this.

I rate Aaron Eckhart and have enjoyed the films he has been in. I was enjoying this film but at the 45-minute mark the film lost all credibility and became don't watch any more.

A warehouse with open sightlines and 8 well-armed agents with automatic weapons manages to snipe 3 people then proceed to miss Aaron repeatedly while he climbs down a rope forward rolls and sneaks behind some crates and barrels to a car.

I am happy to ignore so many things in films as you have to look at the whole package and it is generally not super realistic but come on at least do a decent action scene that you can at least try to believe.

Definite paid actors for the gun men but unfortunately maybe these are the same one that were stormtroopers in Star Wars films?

The film overall to that point was ok and I would have given it a 6 but after the 'action' scene a definite not watch and a 2. Please don't spoil my film viewing with stupid scenes like this.

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