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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
Saw Michael Madsen on the cover, along with David Carradine and Paul Sorvino. Figured it was one of "Bill"'s last movies, how bad could it be? AWFUL.
The plot is completely incomprehensible. I still have no idea what was going on. What I could piece together is that Madsen, DMX, Tommy Wong, and a couple other gangster-types are summoned by Carradine's character to repent for their hit-man ways, and everything goes awry. Good-sounding plot, poorly executed. The dialogue is awful, ditto for the music. DMX is a rapper, not Hans Zimmer. By the way, the opening credits made me laugh. What was made out to be a classy opening was just pathetic CGI that lacked creativity or style.
The acting is actually all right. Madsen plays Mr. Blonde again (the only role he's shown us he CAN play), while DMX and the rest of that crew perform reasonably well. Tony D'Amario and Tommy Wong are poor but not as bad as they could be. David Carradine is all right, nothing compared to the character that Uma Thurman so desperately wanted to kill a few years ago. Paul Sorvino has a small, meaningless cameo that was put there more for the poster credit than the acting ability.
There are many other things you could be doing than watching "Last Hour". If you're desperate for some dumb DTV fun then I suggest "Hardwired", with also failed stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Val Kilmer. At least I understood that one.
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