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Secret Ops agent Marcus is sent to Detroit to take out an arms dealer and the head of the hedge fund that is financing him. His CIA backup has other plans and turns on him and it's a fight to survive in a hospital.

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A diplomat's bodyguard and company are injured in a botched assassination attempt. They're all taken to the same hospital, where the bodyguard teams up with a nurse to protect the diplomat from a team of ruthless assassins. The nurse soon learns that there is more to this sticky situation than expected. Written by Voltage Pictures

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27 November 2010 (Japan)  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Decent action flick
8 March 2011 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Game of Death if a straightforward political action flick. Wesley Snipes plays a CIA agent who walks into a church and tells the priest he's killed a lot of people. He reluctantly confesses. He was assigned to infiltrate and kill an arms dealer. On the day of the mission things start going wrong. The dealers' caravan is attacked and the arms dealer suffers a heart attack. Snipes, who now is security for the dealer at first doesn't now what is going on. In a hospital he finds himself under attack again. His CIA team went rogue and has its own plans for the dealer.

Some interesting and critical things are said of the US, war, and corporate interests. This movie is straightforward action because there is no romantic interest, Snipes isn't fighting for his family or some such thing, in the end it comes down to his own survival.

This is an East-coast B movie that has a certain 90s feel to it. It's all about the action and the action is very good- typical Wesley Snipes stuff- energetic, fast, brutal. Snipes has always been somewhat of an under-appreciated action star.

The movie could have had a bit more story, especially about the sinister corporate/government deals. Snipes, who is a fine actor overall could have gotten a bit more do. It suffers from some weird visual choices. Often there are quick scenes filmed in black and white for some reason, or other color changes during actions scenes that serve no purpose. Otherwise, this is a pretty entertaining, plain action flick with good fight scenes.


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