Mike Fallon, the Accident Man, is a stone cold killer whose methodical hits baffle the police and delight his clients. He is the best at what he does. But when a loved one is dragged into the London underworld and murdered by his own crew, Fallon is forced to rip apart the life he knew in order to hold those accountable and avenge the one person who actually meant something to him.
In the beginning when the man is hanged he grabs at the rope. There would be marks on his neck from his finger nails indicating he tried to save himself. See more »
Meet Poison Pete. He's a filthy, little runt who takes keeping himself to himself to new heights. Yeah, you guessed it, he poisons people. Nobody really likes Pete because he's got a vocabulary of about 12 words. And, well, look at him. Can't say I'm a fan of his style. It's simple, effective, yeah, but fucking spineless. Apparently, even his parents hated him, so much so that his only bath-time toy was a toaster. But for our clients, it's the effective part they're after.
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I have been surreptitiously following Scott Adkins career for a few years with films such as Ninja, Shadow of a Tear; Close Range, Savage Dog and Boyka; watching him slowly make his ascent into blockbuster movies like Dr Strange.
Accident Man is a same, same but different kind of film for Scott which although, like many of his movies, follows the tried and tested storyline of revenge for a loved one; is filmed in London with a selection of accomplished and not too well known American, Irish and Scottish actors parading as cockney Brits. I wouldn't go so far as to say it is a love child of Quentin Tarrantino and Guy Richie, but there are elements of the two as well as a good dose of John Wick storyline and action.
It's not a bad movie, the action is good and the storyline keeps you entertained. Jesse V. Johnson shows some potential in the direction; the acting is okay with good efforts from Ray Stevenson, Ashley Greene and David Paymer; an okay script and a raw edge with a respectable musical score. However, the film lacks depth and intrigue. Fight choreography is decent and the dry humour keeps the movie from taking itself too seriously. I would say that this is definitely a step in the right direction for Scott; I could and would like to see him in Bondesque roles. I feel he is still to have his major breakthrough part but all in all I would give this a score of 6/10.
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