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Standoff (2016)

Carter (Thomas Jane), a troubled veteran, gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12 year-old girl from an assassin (Laurence Fishburne) after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun ... See full summary »

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Carter (Thomas Jane), a troubled veteran, gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12 year-old girl from an assassin (Laurence Fishburne) after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a single shell, he engages in physical and psychological warfare in a desperate fight for the girl's life. Written by IvanWong

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A Deadly Game Only One Can Survive

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

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26 February 2016 (USA)  »

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Marcando Território  »

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Thomas Jane's background story is similar to the role he played in the Punisher where after the death of his family (minus his wife) he starts drinking and contemplates on committing suicide. See more »

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It's tough to see, but when Carter loads the 20 gauge shotgun both times, the primer on the shell is already dimpled which indicates that the round has already been hit by a firing pin and therefore would not "go off" in the shotgun he loaded it into. See more »

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Sade: He who makes a beast of himself loses the pain of being a man.
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Brilliant Psychological Thriller
12 June 2016 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

Adam Alecca, writer and first time director, has put together a brilliant psychological thriller of difficult proportions. Using mostly a house for the primary set, Carter, a former military sergeant, played by Thomas Jane and Bird, a girl who witnesses an assassination, played by Ella Ballentine must try to stave off a murderous assassin played by Laurence Fishburne. The director sustains the psychological tension and edge throughout the movie using the most difficult of movie techniques in a psychological thriller – dialogue instead of primary action scenes. There is something both compelling in the movie's simplicity and avoidance of the typical special effects, stunt work, and unbelievable action sequences. Instead the audience is riveted more by the unknown outcome, the various sarcastic witticisms, the manly game playing, and the emotive humanity that is on display during this movie. Even the ending has a human temperament surprising in the typical kill and burn action movie.

Standoff resonates with echoes even more so than Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart in Panic Room (2002). It is also suggestive of an intense thriller version of Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay of Room (2015) and rivals John Cusack and Malin Ackerman in The Numbers Station (2013) and its creepiness or the classic psychological thriller of Audrey Hepburn in Wait Until Dark (1967).


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