Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
After eight years serving the U.S. Army Special Forces, Sergeant Chris Vaughn returns to his hometown seeking for a job in the local mill. He is informed by Sheriff Stan Watkins that the mill was closed three years ago and now the Wild Cherry Casino, owned by his former high school friend Jay Hamilton, is the major source of jobs and income to the town. Chris goes home, and meets his best-friend Ray Templeton, who organized a football game with their friends. After the game, Jay invites Chris and his friends to spend the night in his casino on him, but when Chris finds that the casino crabs dealer is cheating with loaded dice, he fights against the security men and is almost killed by them. When his nephew Pete overdosed on crystal meth sold by the security men at the casino, Chris realizes that the town is dominated by the mobsters and the corrupt sheriff and with a huge piece of wood, he breaks the casino and the criminals. He is prosecuted and in the trial, he promises to the jury ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I'm not going to take up space critiquing every single thing in this movie All I am going to say is if you DON'T like people getting beaten to all hell with 2x4s and guns blazing and things getting shot up DON'T see this movie I for one enjoyed it immensely and will be first in line to purchase it once on DVD!!!
I have watched Dwayne Johnson's (The Rock) career for about 5 or 6 years now and can say 100% that his acting gets better with every film. Johnny Knoxville as a cop?? CLASSIC!!!! He has a good future in movies.
The movie as a whole is one kick ass ride no matter how long it is---it is a massive adrenaline rush from the first punch to the last smile. I hope you enjoy this movie as much as I did.
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