Not as good as I'd hoped, nor as bad as I feared. Basically on par with most big budget releases the last couple of years. Very safe.
The situation was a bit contrived. Gere is released from prison to help track Willis. They kept it from being a buddy movie by surrounding Gere with several characters to dilute the buddy factor.
Most of Willis' role is pretty minimalist. He does wear a coupla disguises and does a good job playing different characters who in real life would be forgettable. Exactly what the Jackal character would want. A coupla verisimilitude slips.
Some unbelievably accurate investigation turns up that he wants a weapon with high cyclic rate (even though it's not a gatling gun. Also, I'm not sure that an assassin is interested in cyclic rate.) And the standoff scene at the end was very contrived.
On my brother's Total Movie Value Scale, rates Cable with Popcorn and Drinks.
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