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Pawn (I) (2013)

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A petty robbery spirals into a tense hostage situation after three gunmen hold up a diner that's a front for the mob.

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An all-night diner. A cop walks in on a robbery in progress. But what happens next - and what happened just before - will change everything you think you know. The building is now surrounded. There are restless fingers on every trigger. And one very intense hostage situation is about to take some extremely shocking twists. Written by Anchor Bay Entertainment

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$2,137 (USA) (19 April 2013)

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$2,137 (USA) (19 April 2013)
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Suspense at the start
25 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

But unfortunately as things unravel, the movie loses its touch. There are quite a few good actors in it (Chiklis, Reed to name a few) and they're trying their best. For a low budget movie this is fairly well shot too. Of course it's almost entirely one location (with a few exceptions) and you'll either like that or not.

For a low budget movie, it's always better to have a few, but interesting locations. So that's a positive side aspect, until you realize there could be more to it. The story, especially towards the end, loses its drive and motivation a bit and gets a little too tricky for its own good. Sometimes simpler is better, if well thought trough ...


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