MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 16,858 this week

Urgency (2010)

2.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 2.4/10 from 187 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

Tony is in a race against time to save his kidnapped wife before she is murdered but as he unravels the mystery behind her abduction he discovers they are after more than money.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 242 titles
created 15 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1920 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 3994 titles
created 18 Jan 2014
 
a list of 109 titles
created 02 Mar 2014
 
a list of 419 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Urgency" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Urgency (2010)

Urgency (2010) on IMDb 2.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Urgency.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Tom moves to California to his Aunt's house. There he meets Finn. Finn teaches Tom how to surf and how to be just a regular "California kid." This movie is following the book "Tom Sawyer" ... See full summary »

Director: James Slocum
Stars: Sherrié Austin, Chance Boyer, Tony Crane
Southside (2003)
Crime | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Two friends are torn apart by passion and ambition in the violent world of amateur boxing.

Director: Billy Hayes
Stars: Brian Austin Green, Bret Roberts, Wendy Fowler
Ronnie (2002)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Things go terribly wrong when a troubled young man who works in a mental institution sets out to seduce a patient who has accidentally escaped.

Director: Christopher Haifley
Stars: Adam Scott, Mark Pellegrino, Fini Goodman
Satanic (2006)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

After a car crash, the teenager Michelle has the face completely destroyed and amnesia. In the hospital, she is called Bride of Mummy due to the mask she needs to wear along her therapy. ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Golden
Stars: Annie Sorell, Jeffrey Combs, Angus Scrimm
Unwed Father (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A carefree college student has his life turned upside down when his out-of-wedlock baby is suddenly left on his doorstep. He suddenly finds that he can no longer cope with being in school ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Switzer
Stars: Brian Austin Green, Nicholle Tom, Isabella Hofmann
The Dunwich Horror (TV Movie 2009)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

In Louisiana, the thirty-five year old single mother Lavina delivers a baby boy and a monster in the evil Whateley House. Ten years later, Dr. Henry Armitage and his assistant Professor Fay... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Scott
Stars: Sarah Lieving, Griff Furst, Dean Stockwell
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

After inheriting the family mortuary, a pyrophobic mortician accidentally exposes hundreds of un-cremated bodies to toxic medical waste. As the corpses re-animate, the mortician's ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Broadstreet
Stars: Andrew Divoff, Jeffrey Combs, Sarah Lieving
Faust (2000)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A man sells his soul to the devil.

Director: Brian Yuzna
Stars: Mark Frost, Isabel Brook, Jennifer Rope
Comedy | Horror
Director: Thijs Bazelmans
Stars: Sarah Rose Butler, Jeffrey Combs, Zach Eulberg
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An unspeakable evil has come into our dimension and wants to rule over Earth, and only a mysterious sorceror known as Doctor Mordrid can stop him.

Directors: Albert Band, Charles Band
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Yvette Nipar, Jay Acovone
Body Politic (TV Movie 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A look at Washington politics through the eyes of up-and-coming staffers.

Director: Scott Winant
Stars: Minka Kelly, Brian Austin Green, Gabrielle Union
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A law student is seduced by a beautiful woman he doesn't know, and after a one night stand with her, his roommate warns him to be careful because he suspects she may have other motives. ... See full summary »

Director: Joey Travolta
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Amber Smith, Brian Austin Green
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Dr. Zeffert
...
Garnett (as Shaunt Benjamin)
...
Newscaster #3
...
Sofia
Chira Cassel ...
Janet
...
Edward
...
Sumner
Mistii Comeau ...
Bank Teller
...
Homeland Security / Medic
Saladin Florence ...
Boat House Attendant
...
Tony
Larry Hanes ...
Ulsan
Charles Hutchins ...
Clerk
...
Newscaster #1
...
Mediator
Edit

Storyline

Tony is in a race against time to save his kidnapped wife before she is murdered but as he unravels the mystery behind her abduction he discovers they are after more than money.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 January 2015 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Fast Track  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Jeffrey Combs is too good for this thing. Of course, he's been too good for most of the crap he's been in.
6 March 2012 | by (Waterloo, Iowa) – See all my reviews

Urgency has only a smattering of poorly staged violence. There's no nudity. The story has plot holes so powerful not even light can escape from them. And the direction resembles nothing so much as the segues between segments on an MTV reality show. Pretty much all this thing is good for is to watch Jeffrey Combs and Brian Austin Green demonstrate the difference between a legitimate actor and a guy who happens to be in show business.

Tony West (Brian Austin Green) is an executive at a pharmaceutical company who just so happens to have the facial hair and tattoos of the semi-employed Hollywood douche. Attention all casting directors for low-budget films based in Southern California. People in corporate America, especially young executives on the go, do not walk around sporting permanent 5 o'clock shadow and scraggly ass soul patches. They also tend not to be into the whole tattoo thing. So, if you're going to cast someone like Green in this kind of role, at least make him shave and put some body make up on.

On the day his company is being bought out for a buttload of money, Tony's wife (Lucianna Carro) gets kidnapped and he has to come up with $50,000 to get her back. He turns to his secretary Janet (Chira E. Cassel), his boss Edward (John C. Colton) and his divorced and unemployed neighbor Sumner (Jeffrey Combs) for help, which mainly involves talking to them over the phone or one of Sumner's converted baby monitor walkie-talkies. I sure hope they got some product placement money for those baby monitors because it's one of the stupidest props I've ever seen. As the buyout meeting drags on, Tony talks a lot on the phone. Gradually, and in so explicit a manner that even a slow witted dog could follow along, dueling schemes surrounding the buyout are uncovered and Tony has to save the day.

Movies like Urgency always perplex me. I don't understand how anyone involved thought they were making a good piece of entertainment. You've got a script that would be best put to use swatting flies and the sort of director who thinks it's "cool" to have words appear on screen as people say them. Your star is the guy whose biggest claim to fame in the last decade is how astonished people are to find out he's married to Megan Fox. Jeffrey Combs is straight up great, but he's done so much low budget, sucky genre work that he's almost the unofficial mascot for the SyFy channel. Those are not the elements of a film that's going to make into theaters or make you any money at all. When that's what you've got to work with, how do you not cast some struggling, young actresses and have them disrobe in as gratuitous a manner as possible? There's no reason Urgency couldn't have started off with a decent sex scene and one or two more could have been jammed in later on. Even if you don't have the money to pull off violence on screen that looks less than laughable, naked never costs that much. Granted, if all bad, low budget flicks had it, unclothed females might theoretically cease to be an enticement to rent or buy, but I think that woefully underestimates the male appetite for fresh flesh.

And let me make a few specific criticisms, just so it's clear that this thing is very lame. It turns out the kidnapping of Tony's wife is nothing but a ploy to get him out of his house. It is repeatedly emphasized that the whole and only point of it was to get Tony out of his house. But when Tony is out of his house, nothing happens. There are no people in his house. There are no events taking place there. There's no reason for anyone to be in there. It's like they got to that point of filming and somebody on the crew asked "Uh, why did they bother with the whole kidnapping nonsense?" and they just came up with an illogical rationale on the spot and couldn't afford to go back and shoot any additional scenes to back it up. And then there's the scene where Tony's kidnapped wife is trying to free herself and kicks out some glass, with the shards falling on her bed and her using one to cut her bonds. Well, at no point do we ever see any glass anywhere around her. Even when she kicks it out, we just see her feet darting off camera and hear a crash. Then, after all the glass bits fall on the bed but before Tony's wife frees herself, there's a scene where one of the kidnappers looks right at her and doesn't seen any broken glass anywhere. And another major part of the plot is how Tony listens to the answering machine tape of the kidnappers saying they're got his wife and gleaning a clue from a background sound. Well, maybe it was my speakers or my ears, but I couldn't hear any damn sound at all.

And you know how a story will be about one thing on the surface but the author will, consciously or not, give it a completely unconnected subtext? You know, you'll write a bank robbery script but what it's really about is how much you hate your ex-wife? Well, Urgency isn't about corporate espionage. It's about living in the cell phone age and how bleepin' aggravating it is to be at the mercy of whenever the person at the other end of the line decides to hang up or put you on hold.

Unless you're a big Jeffrey Combs fan, there's no need at all to see this movie, urgent or otherwise.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Limited release sometime in 2009 Pedda_CC
Brian Austin Green koko111
Now called 'Urgency' HorrorMaven
Discuss Urgency (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?