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"The Settlement" gets out of the blocks quick exploring the contrasting philosophies of the leads, builds its unique premise into a clever story, and then runs out of gas turning into a very ordinary "give me the money or I'll shoot" flick in the end. At it's best, this angry film, which showcases a mere four actors, is only lukewarm. However, with the midstream good-bad guy switch and the unimaginative ending, the film fizzles. At this writing, "The Settlement" is where it belongs. On cable.
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