Kate Hudson was attached to the project for a long time, but after the movie was stuck in development, she dropped out and Salma Hayek later got the job. See more »
The Sadist threatens Everly with sulfuric acid and battery acid. If he refers to Lead-acid batteries (car-battery) both are actually the same. See more »
[retrieves a phone from the toilet tank and dials]
[getting voice message]
This is Detective Robertson. Leave a message after the beep.
He knows. He knows.
[jarring the door partly open]
What's going on in there?
[dials another number]
Hello. It's Edith...
We are not home right now. Leave a message after the beep.
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I always want to have faith in Joe Lynch. He comes off as a genuine film fan especially genre fare like horror having directed the much better than it had any right to be Wrong Turn 2. His second film Knights of Badassdom was plagued with studio interference and it showed in the final product. Now Lynch delves into the action genre with Everly, a mash-up between a Tarantino movie and The Raid which ends up being quite fun.
Good: Joe Lynch delivers a solidly directed action film with plenty of energy and interesting angles and colors for the scenes. Salma Hayek steps it up here and delivers a worthy action heroine role that is easy to root for. The action is kinetic and very bloody with some dark humor thrown in there.
Bad: The movie is very predictable and a stitched up Frankenstein's monster of other action movies. Some of the dramatic portions fall flat and the climax tends to drag a bit with some drawn out dialogue that weakens the ending.
Overall, if you have time to kill and want to know what Hayek is up to, then this movie is a good choice to kill some time.
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