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American Heist (2014)

American Heist (2014)

American Heist    24 Jul 2015

R 94 minReleased

IMDB: 5.1/10 160 votes

If you watch enough independent movies and VOD movies, with the action/thriller genre at least, you can’t help but become cynical. I went into ‘American Heist’ firmly with a cynical mind, wondering where on the scoreboard it would rank between 0/10 and 4/10. The fact that Hayden Christensen was in it suggested something of questionable calibre, followed by Adrien Brody, who has fallen down a peg or two in terms of exposure. A (practically) no-name Russian director ...

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Olympus Has Fallen    22 Mar 2013

R 119 minReleased

IMDB: 6.5/10 233 votes

There was a term that circulated around in the 90’s when real action movies were still in hot demand – ‘Die Hard Clone’. The term was used to describe Die Hard ripoffs where a one man army would take on a crew of specialist killers. The ingredients all remained the same: Articulated swearing, copious machine gun fire, a villain just in it for the money and a closely confined environment. The locale was the only real ...

Dragged Across Concrete (2018)

Dragged Across Concrete (2018)

Dragged Across Concrete    22 Mar 2019

R 159 minReleased

IMDB: 7.2/10 521 votes

What to expect: Another notch on Zalher’s belt. When I saw the trailer , that shot of the bag filled with gold brought me back to Leone’s masterpiece The Good The Bad and the Ugly, in the cemetary. And to me there is a similarity, this movie is a three ways battle for the money and sometimes uneasy alliances occur, Sentenza would be the group of merciless and weird masked men, Blondie would be the pair composed by Henry and Biscuit ...