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An heiress is kidnapped during the chaos of a riot.

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An heiress is kidnapped during the chaos of a riot.

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Passable popcorn action flick
22 October 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Story: A riot erupts in a major US city following the deaths of some teenagers at the hands of the police. Shane Alcott, a British soldier, is called in to rescue his former love, the daughter of the British Consulate, who was kidnapped by a gang of hoods. Trapped in the riot zone, Alcott must rescue the girl, stop the hoods & their IRA handlers, who are using the riot to further their own ambitions.

Riot comes from director Joseph Merhi, who has made a whole slew of cheap action films, such as The Glass Jungle, Repo Jake, CIA: Code Name Alexa & the entertaining The Sweeper. Here Merhi uses the background of a riot in order to drive a story about a high-profile kidnapping by hoods employed by the IRA (why the IRA would operate on American shores is something of a mystery). If you want to watch the film expecting riots, you will be disappointed, since the riot scenes are used in the start of the film only. Not to mention the fact that the scenes are played along with Christmas music, which makes the scenes quite funny to watch. As an action film, it is entertaining, with Gary Daniels fighting various hoods & IRA terrorists. But the film falters by not using the riot scenes in the proper way. Grade: C+ Review by M. K. Geist


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