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An aging rock star's wife is kidnapped while vacationing in Chile.

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Simon West

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Mark Haskell Smith (screenplay by), Toby Davies (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

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Antonio Banderas ... Turk Henry
Olga Kurylenko ... Sheila
Ben Cura ... Juan Carlos
Mark Valley ... Ben Harding
Aisling Loftus ... Marybeth
Martin Dingle Wall ... Clive Muggleton
Emiliano Jofre Emiliano Jofre ... Boy
Fernando Godoy Fernando Godoy ... Ramón
Jeremy Swift ... Charlie
Anna Francolini Anna Francolini ... Sandrine
Sebastián Apiolaza Sebastián Apiolaza ... Bandit 1
Ellie Goffe ... Amy Fitzsimmons
Cristián Campos Cristián Campos ... Bank Manager
Viviana Rodríguez Viviana Rodríguez ... Ramira
Jesse Johnson ... Daniel
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The story follows Turk Henry (Antonio Banderas); a mega platinum rock star who's married to a supermodel (Olga Kurylenko) and rich beyond his wildest dreams. Whilst on holiday, his wife is mysteriously abducted by a group of renegade, ship-less pirates. With little assistance from local authorities Turk is forced to embark on a mission to rescue his wife. With life skills better suited to playing bass, playing the field, and partying he is forced to navigate through deadly jungles and take on ruthless bandits in this truly hilarious, action-packed romp. Written by Teaser-Trailer.com

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Rock out with your Glock out.


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Rated R for language, some sexual content/nudity and drug material | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Salty See more »

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Salty Film See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Brilliant at times, but not consistently so
10 September 2017 | by ginocox-206-336968See all my reviews

"Gun Shy" has moments of absolute brilliance and others that are excruciatingly bad. I laughed frequently. I also felt it dragged at times and many of the jokes and gags fell flat. But it packs enough comedy that it's enjoyable despite the parts that felt they could have been much better. Much of it does feel as if the filmmakers threw material at the wall to see if it stuck.

The tone and style of humor are uneven. It tries to be raunchy at times, but also tries not to be too raunchy. An exchange between a diplomat and his local assistant is deftly executed. A fight scene involving a Taser is a riot. Some of the material regarding the sybaritic self-indulgent lifestyles of Rock & Roll stars is familiar and seems like it needed to be cranked up a few levels, but at other times Turk Enry's reflections seem almost cerebral. There are a few halfhearted efforts at political humor in the first act which largely fall flat. The tackiest gag involves a cheap swipe at President Trump.

Antonio Banderas's role seems incomplete. It should be what some writers call the idiot savant or the fool triumphant. The character is burned out, inept and insecure. He has heart and hasn't entirely lost his talent. But he doesn't really have a strong positive side. It's like Inspector Jacques Clouseau or Johnny English without the powers of deduction, the fearless dedication or indomitable spirit, all idiot without the savant. Banderas does an outstanding job with what he's given, but the character seems less than fully developed.

The film is hilarious at times, but frustrating in that it is not consistently amusing.


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