As if her first teaming with director Josh C. Waller
on his 2013 debut feature, “Raze
” — involving a sort of lethal female fight club — weren’t punishing enough, Zoe Bell
gets pummeled (and occasionally shot) throughout most of “Camino
.” This thriller abandons that earlier pic’s featureless underground interiors for dense jungle terrain, but otherwise similarly trades in violent action as our photojournalist heroine flees the anti-government freedom fighters who’ve turned on her. Set in 1985 Colombia, “Camino
” is a competent but unmemorable B-movie that eschews any real political content in favor of simple, brutal survival melodrama with scant room for surprises in plot, character or directorial style. Bowing on VOD and iTunes March 8, just days after a limited theatrical launch, this resourceful low-budgeter should do well enough as a streaming item in various markets.
Having just won a photojournalist-of-the-year award for her coverage of war zones, Avery Taggert (Bell) is