Detective noir cloaked in the gloom of smoldering cigarette butts and damsels in distress are the backdrop for this film. The movie opens with a hit going wrong for hitman, Tul, as he finds his life literally turned upside down. As Tul tries to come to grips with his inverted vision, you are introduced to his "normal" past life. In a stupor you are slowly immersed in to his life as a film eerily reminiscent of Wanted, is flashed across the screen. Take away the lack of originality of the concept and add in the Pen-ek twist, you find yourself enjoying a thriller like the drama that was Last Life in the Universe.
Rating: * * *