I know this is a Luc Besson film so I adjusted my expectation accordingly. However, I was still disappointed. This is no Nikita, which was a much better film for what it was. The transformation of the frail lead actress to a KGB agent who could deal with a dozen men in hand-to-hand combat is just not convincing, and the jumping back-and-forth in time is totally annoying and serves no purpose. Overall, this is a poorly directed and scripted action flick, again with the Russians as the bad guys in the cold war era.