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Enemies Closer (2013)

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Deep within a forest on the U.S.-Canadian border, two sworn enemies must work together to escape a ruthless drug cartel hell-bent on retrieving a drug shipment which went missing there.

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Henry
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Clay
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Kayla
Christopher Robbie ...
Sanderson
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Saul (as Zahari Baharov)
Dimo Alexiev ...
Morris
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Francois
Vlado Mihailov ...
Jean (as Vladimir Mihailov)
Teodor Tsolov ...
Eto (as Teodor Tzolov)
Hristo Mitzkov ...
Wooton
Ryan Spike Dauner ...
Spota (as Ryan Dauner - Spike)
Jonas Talkington ...
I.C.E. Leader
Paul Jenkins ...
I.C.E. Agent #1
Atanas Srebrev ...
I.C.E. Agent #2
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Forest ranger and Ex-Navy SEAL Henry is forced by the drug cartel to help retrieve a major shipment of drugs which went missing on the US-Canadian border. While in the woods, he runs into a man who has a vendetta against him, but both men must struggle to escape the forest and defeat the cartel, while at odds and at knife's edge with each other. Written by Anon

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and language. | See all certifications »

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24 January 2014 (USA)  »

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Aliança Mortal  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Jean-Claude Van Damme was not originally cast as the villain, but both his casting and the characterization of Xander as an eccentric madman were suggested by director Peter Hyams. See more »

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At the end of the movie when Henry is chasing after Xander, through the trees you can see cars headlights as they are driving. They are on an island with no cars. See more »

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Xander: You fucked up, baby. That's no good.
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You know what you will get here at least...
8 December 2013 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Right, well having grown up watching all the action movies on the late 1980's and the 1990's, then the name Van Damme is not a stranger to me. Indeed his prime was back then, but he is still going strong and making enjoyable movies.

"Enemies Closer" is not your typical Van Damme movie. Whereas previous it was him alone taking on countless numbers of bad guys and their goons, but "Enemies Closer" differs from that. Especially given the fact that he is actually playing the bad guy here, a ruthless killer who deals in drugs.

The story in the movie is straight forward and requires absolutely nothing from the audience. No need to participate or emerge yourself in anything; just sit back, disconnect your brain and watch the action on the screen. Much like most other Van Damme movies. So is that a bad thing? Not in my opinion, so I will say hardly so. I enjoyed the movie for what it was, an action movie that was predictable but still fun enough to watch.

You know what you get when you sit down to watch this particular movie, so don't get your hopes up too high. The action scenes were nice enough, though hardly amongst the best of any Van Damme movies prior to this one. And of course, you know the outcome of the movie right from the very beginning.

As for the story and dialogue, well, let's just say it was there. It will not impress or make your jaws drop down in awe. It is there in all its simplicity.

"Enemies Closer" is definitely worth a watch if you grew up watching Van Damme's movies, and it is nice to see him in a non-heroic role again (as in "Expendables 2").

However, there is nothing innovating or inspiring to be seen here, and if you have seen a handful of action movies, then it is very likely you will not be amazed here. I am rating "Enemie Closer" a definite 5 out of 10 stars given its predictability, generic and stereotypical definition of this particular genre and because it is, all in all, mindless entertainment.


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