Hired to enact revenge on a man who savagely beat a beautiful Russian débutant, Jack Verlaine is pressed between his newly acquired job and a persistent man named, Brill, who offers him a ...
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Hired to enact revenge on a man who savagely beat a beautiful Russian débutant, Jack Verlaine is pressed between his newly acquired job and a persistent man named, Brill, who offers him a chance to advance higher in his seedy career. But when an estranged lover reappears in Verlaine's regimented existence, he soon realizes the new elements in his life may be just a plot to uncover his true identity. Written by
this movie is not for fans of John Wick or Chuck Norris. There are not big explosions, long drawn violent scenes, and little appeal to thirteen year old kids. This is about intense casting, intense acting, intense directing, intense scripting, and intense viewing. If I was to compare it to something more recent that would probably be the move the ACCountant...though this is really better in most ways though I liked the Affleck film. The Hit-man Jack has his serene murder for hire life terribly complicated by a bad knee, bad girls, bad porn stars, and bad characters trying to make him an offer he literally can't refuse.
This film is incredibly well cast. Tom Seismore gives a great performance as a high class pimp and the Porn director steals a huge chunck of the film and actually has the best role. This movie is all about horribly flawed people going about life in horribly destructive ways and generally making the world a much more horrible place to live in. There are no good guys anywhere in this movie. They are all "characters" that could best be described as lost souls.
The fact that you will sympathize with Jack and even feel a bit akin to the "Sausage King" is a superb example of masterful film making and manipulation of the audience. This move is real, there are no heros, no Iron Men, no Caped Crusader, no Scarlett Johanssen beating hell of dozens of massive opponents armed wit machine guns. In fact there is no one in tights during the entire movie.
Parts of the move are vague and leave you guessing a bit. You may think there are plot holes where its really simply leaving something for you think about. The people who make this film are artists. This movie was made for a million bucks and good lord, was the money well spent. I would rather go to the dentist that watch putrid horse poop like Iron man vs Captain America. I could easily watch this again trying to pick up on all the many nuances I might have missed the first time. If you are a serious film fan or even a film maker, you should see this movie. Yeah, I was darn impressed. It deserves a 9.5. The people who didn't like this movie are likely the ones eagerly waiting on the next Rambo
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