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Game of Assassins (2013)

The Gauntlet (original title)
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In a sunken castle underneath the earth, five strangers wake. They have no food. No memory. No water. And no way out. They must organize and band together for the sinister adventure that awaits.

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Matt Eskandari

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Adam Lawson
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Credited cast:
Bai Ling ... Kim Lee
Warren Kole ... David
Dustin Nguyen ... Jin-Soo
Jaime Ray Newman ... Emma
Jude Ciccolella ... William
Murielle Telio ... Anna
Nick Lane ... Tyler
Joshua Wheeler Joshua Wheeler ... Young David
Will Blagrove ... Officer Mark
Richie Bruderick Richie Bruderick ... Ron
Queenie Tai ... Morgan
Joshua Bruner Joshua Bruner ... Josh
Karl Dominik ... Calvin
Jacquie Nguyen ... Kat
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Terence Duran Terence Duran ... Perp
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In a sunken castle underneath the earth, five strangers wake. They have no food. No memory. No water. And no way out. They don't know it yet, but they're capable of something they never imagined. They must organize and band together for the sinister adventure that awaits them. Written by Adam Lawson

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In Hell... Only your sins can save you...


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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2016 (Brazil) See more »

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Game of Assassins See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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You could do worse, but the problem is you could do better as well
12 May 2018 | by jimbo-53-186511See all my reviews

In a sunken castle, 5 people awaken with little to no memory of how they got there. They quickly learn that they are being tested and find that they must band together to try to figure out how to escape. But who is responsible for their imprisonment and why have these 5 specific people being chosen?

The Gauntlet or Game Of Assassins as it is otherwise known is very similar in feel to Cube (another film where a group of strangers are locked in together and must work together and solve puzzles to escape). Predictably this results in a film that isn't particularly fresh or original...

Having said that, in this film it really doesn't matter too much as the camera is always busy and the film rarely sits still - there is just about enough exposition and character development to get an understanding of what is going on, but it's never overdone here and although this film is flawed it is never dull.

One complaint I did have with this film was the dark and dingy look of the film; sure it's necessary to an extent due to where they are located, but at times it was impossible to see what was going on which in some ways removed some of the tension from proceedings. The editing and choreography of some of the fight sequences was also poor and amateurish which resulted in a lot of these fight sequences being a bit laughable.

The cast are all OK, but no-one really makes much of an impression truth be told and they do all feel like clichés of characters that I've seen before.

I don't want to be too harsh on this film as it is, to be fair, moderately entertaining and at only 80 minutes long it gets the job done without any needless filler, crass subplots or soppy romances. However, it's never as good as the films that it has borrowed from which is problematic and ultimately renders it as a second-rate variation.


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