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Wild Card (2015)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  2015 (Azerbaijan)
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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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To stay lean for this role, Jason Statham consumed a diet of just spinach and brown rice. See more »

Quotes

Nick Wild: I know now what I really need.
Cyrus Kinnick: What's that?
Nick Wild: 'Fuck you' money!
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Version of Heat (1986) See more »

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Piano Concerto No.22
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Tibor Benyi, Henrick Wiese, Peter Clemente and Fumiko Shiraga
Courtesy of BIS Records
By arrangement with Source/Q
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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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