Kerri Russell awakens from a bad dream in which she's still starring in Dark Skies rather than The Americans.
Serious question: When was the last time John Cusack smiled in a movie? Hot Tub Time Machine? High Fidelity? Grosse Point Blank? Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if the answer was as far back as One Crazy Summer. It's surprising -- not to mention more than a little sad -- how one of the most charismatic actors from my generation's formative moviegoing years has grown up to become a middle-aged grump who sleepwalks through lackluster thrillers with generic titles like The Raven, The Factory and, now, The Numbers Station. Cusack's glum visage immediately lays a wet blanket over Danish director Kasper Barfoed's English-language debut, scripted by former video game producer, F. Scott Frazier, and keeps it firmly in place until the final fade-out.