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The Tournament (2009)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  25 July 2010 (UK)
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Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash ... See full summary »

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Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Ian Somerhalder and Kelly Hu both play assassins in this movie. They both play vampires in The Vampire Diaries (2009). See more »

Goofs

When Anton is chasing Lai Lai, the second time he pulls out his guns and puts them away, as he's running up another set of stairs and pipes on the side, the gun in his "left" holster actually falls out. See more »

Quotes

Father MacAvoy: Why don't we go to the police? Eh? You and I. I mean, you acted in self-defense. I'll speak for you.
Lai Lai Zhen: Is it my accent? Do I stutter? Is that it? The people who run this, they are more powerful than the police! They will get you anywhere.
Father MacAvoy: But the bodies. People will see the bodies.
Lai Lai Zhen: There will be an explanation. It won't be the truth, but it will be what people will buy. A madman with a gun, a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, a car crash. That's how the Tournament remains a secret!
Father MacAvoy: That's ...
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Petrol Station Guitars
Composed by Ruud Jan Bos
Performed by Ruud Jan Bos
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14 November 2013 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

This could have been a really great action/thriller. It has a very solid storyline and some decent action and fight scenes but the film's laughable, cheap special effects and gore are too great a flaws. Also, Ving Rhames is terribly miscasted here. He's a good enough actor and all, and has played some tough guy roles pretty well. (Think Melvin in Baby Boy 2001 or Diamond Dog in 1997's Con Air.) However, being the world's deadliest, kick-ass, assassin? I'm not buying it. And it shows too. While everyone else's fight sequences are fast and brutal, most of Rhames' scenes are staged so that he has to do very little fighting.

The idea of a killing tournament where the filthy rich bet millions on contestants as if they were dogs on a racetrack, in itself, is anything but new. The films 13 (2010), The Condemned (2007), and even 2001's Rat Race and the Death Race franchise have already covered this plot. What makes The Tournament fresh is the subplot where a priest (Robert Carlyle) struggling with alcoholism accidentally gets tangled up in the tournament, and as a result, becomes a contestant against his will. But he's fortunate enough to win over the help of our co-star Kelly Hu as deadly female assassin Lai Lai Zhen. Seeing whether or not Lai Lai Zhen will make it to the end, with the priest as her extra baggage, is the highlight of the film.

The two plot twists at the very end of the movie are pretty obvious early on. Otherwise, the story is quite entertaining. So I would say it's definitely worth a look. Just prepare yourself for needless gore galore.


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