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Operation: Endgame (2010)

Rogues Gallery (original title)
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A battle ensues among groups of government spy teams in an underground facility after their boss is assassinated.

Director:

Fouad Mikati

Writers:

Sam Levinson (screenplay), Brian Watanabe (earlier screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Anderson ... Fool
Rob Corddry ... Chariot
Ellen Barkin ... Empress
Odette Annable ... Temperance (as Odette Yustman)
Maggie Q ... High Priestess
Zach Galifianakis ... Hermit
Adam Scott ... Magician
Brandon T. Jackson ... Tower
Emilie de Ravin ... Hierophant
Beth Grant ... Susan
Bob Odenkirk ... Emperor
Michael Hitchcock ... Neil
Tim Bagley ... Carl
Ving Rhames ... Judgement
Jeffrey Tambor ... Devil
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A dry action-comedy about two teams of government assassins working out of a top-secret underground facility using code names from the Tarot deck. When our hero--The Fool--arrives for his first day at work to find that the boss has been killed under mysterious circumstances, he must find the killer before the whole place blows up. Written by Anonymous

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Two rival teams of assassins. One killer day at the office.

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The original script, "The Rogues' Gallery," was a 2004 Scriptapalooza finalist and tied for "Best Comedy" at the Screenwriting Expo 3 Screenwriting Contest. See more »

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Halfway through the fight scene between High Priestess and Tower, two of the shots of High Priestess are clearly flipped - all of the labels of the boxes in the background are suddenly backwards in those two shots. See more »

Quotes

Magician: Hey, just out of curiosity, what happened to you? I mean, when I first got here, you were the shit, I mean, I wanted to be you. Now, you know, you're like - I don't know. You're like... borderline homeless. You're a fucking... deadbeat.
Chariot: Yeah, well, look on the bright side. My poetry's really coming along.
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References MacGyver (1985) See more »

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Not that funny and a bit amateurish but still, quite entertaining.
28 July 2010 | by imdbblSee all my reviews

Somewhere beneath Washington, D.C., an intense rivalry is heating up between two opposing teams of government assassins. The hired killers in the organizations take their names from Tarot cards. The Fool (Joe Anderson) is the latest recruit. Reporting for his first day on the job, The Fool is shocked to find that his boss is dead, and the office is on lockdown. To make matters worse, the building has been rigged with explosives, and it's going to blow soon. Now, in order to get out alive, The Fool will have to root out the killer in his midst, and make a quick escape before his co-workers catch him in their crosshairs.

Operation Endgame, a satirical workplace comedy with a slick action twist is not without it's flaws. The plot is convoluted, most of the dialog is incredibly silly and the whole thing isn't that funny. Having said that, the film is damn entertaining. The cast is composed, among others, by Zach Galifianakis, Emilie de Ravin, Maggie Q, Rob Corddry, Ellen Barkin,Bob Odenkirk, Ving Rhames. There's plenty of star power here but, while some of the actors were delightful, others were completely underused. Being a battle royale of sorts, the deaths kept piling up and therefor some brilliant actors like Bob Odenkirk (who has been phenomenal in the TV show Breaking Bad) had very little screen time.

In the end, it's all about what you're expecting. Operation Endgame is no Oscar contender. This is mindless fun with a bit of action and gore in the middle and the film clearly doesn't take itself too serious and in my opinion it succeeded in what it intended to do which is, to entertain.

6/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Rogues Gallery See more »

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2.35 : 1
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