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Wild Card (2015)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  14 January 2015 (Belgium)
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When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play...and it's all or nothing.



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Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes...and this time, it's all or nothing. Written by Lionsgate

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Never bet against a man with a killer hand

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Heat  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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When Nick starts playing, Roxy tells him that her shift is off in 10 minutes at midnight. New dealer comes in and Nick keeps on winning. When he goes back to bet all the winnings for the last time, Roxy is again dealing at the table. She should not be dealing as her shift was over. See more »


Nick Wild: During the Blackjack table scene just as Nicky's big win streak is about to start about 41 minutes he is dealt King of Diamonds and nine of Diamonds; totaling 19. The dealer's upcard card is King of Spades 10 value. Basic Blackjack strategy dictates, as Nicky points out, the dealer is likely to have a 10 value hidden card potentially rendering his 19 a loser. However, any player value of 17 or above dictates that the player does not take another card, so Nicky is going against all experienced ...
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Sure, it's by the numbers, but, all in all, a great genre movie
1 February 2015 | by (thailan) – See all my reviews

Great movie. Admittedly, I'm a big Jason Statham fan, since he's about the only action star worth watching anymore, but what makes this work is the director doesn't ask too much of him. No big demands on his acting, just let him be himself and show off his martial arts skills -- which, after all, is what we watch him for.

Statham plays a compulsive gambler who earns his living in Las Vegas by providing his unique services to people who need help. When a prostitute gets beat up by a "made" man, he sets out to act as a go-between in order to seek compensation. Complications ensue and he has to fight his way out of trouble.

You might complain that the action doesn't really rev up until the last thirty minutes or so and the ending is kind of a cop out, but what does it matter? It's great to see Statham doing what he does best. Jason, take some advice: you're not much of an actor. Accept it and stick to scripts like this that recognize your limitations and work around them.

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