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Assassination Games (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  19 January 2012 (Russia)
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Two assassins agree to work together as one tries to avenge his wife and the other collect a reward for a job.

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Vincent Brazil and Roland Flint are the two best assassins in the world - but unknown to each other. These two rival assassins form an uneasy alliance to take down a target, which is backed by dirty Interpol Agents. Written by Anonymous

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Twice the fire... double the power!

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Action | Thriller

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

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19 January 2012 (Russia)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Originally, Steven Seagal was supposed to play the Roland Flint role. See more »

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When Vincent visits his contractor, after turning down the chocolate, he is shown some "goodies he cannot refuse". When the bag is thrown on the table, a diamond rolls out onto the table. When Vincent reaches to pick the bag up to examine the South African diamonds, the loose diamond has disappeared. See more »

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October: I just want out.
[pause]
October: Out of the city. Out of the life.
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October: With someone I can trust.
Vincent Brazil: Trust to do what?
October: Light a candle for me when I'm gone.
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The Best Film That You Probably Won't See This Summer
29 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow! I really got lucky with this one! A Jean Claude Van Damme film released in theaters for the first time in the United States since 1998 if memory serves right! A very limited release mind you, but he's finally made it back to the big screen! It hasn't been advertised here at all which is a shame because Assassination Games is an excellent film! So where do I begin? Well, the film was shot for $4,000,000 dollars in some Eastern Block country which would normally scare me, but it actually ends up looking a lot better than the above stated price tag. Say around the 15 to 20,000,000 dollar range. The camera and editing work was very well done and the musical score is excellent, non pervasive and flows with the movie in a non intrusive way that adds to the dramatic effect instead of taking away from it. The story is pretty well done. I'd give the dialog a solid B for an action movie and there were no detectable plot holes that I could find.

The best actor in the film in my opinion was probably Andrew French who plays Nalbandian who plays Devil's Advocate to Van Damme fallowed by Maria Kaijan, Jean Claude, Scott Adkins and Ivan Kaye. In fact, the acting was pretty much all the way around solid except for the interpol agents who's dialog and delivery was extremely weak.

The film goes about 50/ 50 on the action to drama ratio. It drags a bit after the first 5 minutes or so but the fight scenes are interspersed throughout the film well and are also followable which is more than I could say for some larger budget films like the Transformers franchise and I would definitely have to say that Jean and Scott make an excellent action duo as they have the whole fire and ice thing going.

If you happen to be within an hours drive of any of the theaters listed on the movie website, go and check the film out. It isn't as good as JCVD or the new Universal Soldier, but it's a very close third. So go check it out or just wait for the DVD. It'll be worth it! Thank you Jean Claude! I never thought I'd see you on the big screen again!


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