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The Tournament (2009)

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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Every Seven Years The World's Greatest Assassins Gather ... Only One Will Survive See more »

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Action | Thriller

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

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25 July 2010 (UK)  »

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Bérgyilkosok viadala  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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In a botched attempt to turn over a semi-trailer truck with an air cannon for a chase scene, a piece of iron debris flew toward the production crew and hit assistant director Shero Rauf. Shero broke both his legs in that accident, which took him almost two years to walk normally again. The accident been caught by the crew members behind the camera and it been published on the web after the release of the movie. See more »

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(at around 1h 12 mins) When Joshua follow Lai Lai Zhen by a oil container he hits the passenger bus several times which Lai Lai Zhen was in and father MacAvoy was driving. But we cant see any excitement among the passenger though so many shooting took place. Some passengers were sleeping even after Joshua hits the bus several times. See more »

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Powers: Look at you, Joshua! You're a warrior, gladiator. Men like you don't die in your beds, they fall on the field. They give the crowd a glorious death.
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Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
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Interesting premise but not nearly as spectacular as it could be
19 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

When I saw the trailer for this film I immediately thought The Tournemnt had potential to be one of best action films of the last years, unfortunately that's not the case. The premise is very interesting even if flawed; every seven years somewhere in the planet(usually in a random city) a tournament between the world's deadliest assassins takes place. 30 assassins fight against each other in a bloody battle royale hoping to survive. The last one standing wins the tournament and receives a cash prize and more importantly the title of world nº1 assassin. This is obviously a receipt for lots of action,fighting,blood,death and so on... But as much as I love the concept, the movie felt short of my expectations...there are a couple of well done fighting scenes but overall the action in the film is not nearly as spectacular as the trailer led me to believe, it's just not impressive at all considering other action films that have been done before, and the few twists in the story are very easily predictable. The acting was average, while Ian Somerholder and others did a good job, Ving Rhames, for instance, was constantly over-acting. The tournament could have been amazing,instead it is a forgettable movie with a few more or less known actors that doesn't deliver what it promised.

5.5/10


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