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How would you react if three years after the death of your father, you receive a letter signed by him inviting you to visit an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere in China? Curious in nature, you decide to set off on this adventure. Here's the snag, when you arrive in front of the house (which looks more like a bunker), you realize that there are other visitors summoned as well. Four guys show up with the same letter you have! All five characters, Monk, Casino, Black Jack, Shang and Poker have something in common. All carry guns, have dangerous reputations and are wanted by the police. Unexpectedly the door to the house is opened by a mysterious woman and shortly after entering they notice that they are all locked inside. The house is surrounded by police and they can not escape the psychotic killer that wants to wipe them out. After shocking plot twists and with a growing suspicion of each other, they come to realize that they have only one hour to live. Written by
Tom van Dell
The cast seemed good, Michael Madsen, David Carradine, DMX... so the movie should be at least entertaining if not excellent, right? Couldn't be further from the truth.
The movie is as if it was patched, nay, slammed together with pieces that don't precisely fit. Add the complete lack of chemistry between actors/characters (as if they were shot individually in front of a green screen), and exaggerated, twitchy, uncommon reactions, and immense effort needed to follow what's even going on in the movie and equally as immense effort to keep watching and you get a movie nobody wants to see without having some sort of a weapon pointed to them. Some performances are spectacularly bad, not even B production class, something like high school play's rough draft.
Pascal Caubet: please stop making movies.
Sound department kids: did you even listen to what you've made?? If you wanted to make it sound like a 40 year old Sergio Leone movie, you succeeded, otherwise you failed like a spam commercial.
Carradine, DMX and Madsen: learn to recognize bad scripts? Also, never trust the French.
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