A guy relies on his newly-acquired gladiator skills to save his ex-girlfriend from kidnappers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Radcliffe ... Miles
Samara Weaving ... Nix
Ned Dennehy ... Riktor
Natasha Liu Bordizzo ... Nova
Grant Bowler ... Degraves
Edwin Wright ... Stanton
Milo Cawthorne ... Hadley
Mark Rowley ... Dane
Racheal Ofori ... Effie
Set Sjöstrand ... Fuckface
Rhys Darby ... Glenjamin
Graham Vincent ... Cop #1
Tim Foley ... Cop #2
Richard Knowles ... Zander
Aaron Jackson ... Clement
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Miles is stuck in a dead-end programming job. Still in love with his ex-girlfriend Nova, he spends his waking hours between pining for her and scouring the internet as a social-justice troll, cowardly leaving anonymous insults to those who post objectionable content online. Meanwhile a cyber-gang, called Skizm, is running an ultra-violent game across his city, in which violent criminals fight to the death for the entertainment of an online audience of millions. Miles feels safe and secure insulting the sick audience of this game, but soon finds himself abducted and thrust into the game, forced to fight with an insane, gun-crazed, escaped lunatic. His only tools, but also his biggest handicap, are the two huge pistols that have been literally bolted onto his hands. Initially, Miles' lifetime of running from his problems pays off as he - barely - manages to elude his seemingly unstoppable opponent, but when Nova's life is threatened unless he takes an active part in the game, he must ... Written by Simon Manning

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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, pervasive language, drug use, sexual references and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Wilhelm Scream: in a montage of Skizm-deaths Miles is watching early on. See more »

Goofs

Shortly after Nix has two fingers cut off her right hand there is a close up of her hand holding a hammer aloft with all her fingers intact. See more »

Quotes

Miles: Don't worry, this isn't a love story about some nerd trying to get the girl like she's an Xbox achievement to be unlocked.
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Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was cut by approx. 1 minute to secure a "Not under 16" rating. See more »

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References Kickboxer (1989) See more »

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Never Surrender
Written by Lenny Macaluso
Performed by Stan Bush
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Firing in all directions
17 February 2020 | by boyar-jediSee all my reviews

Daniel Radcliffe is no longer just the guy who starred in Harry Potter. To prove that he is a real actor and not a creature of one character, Radcliffe has continued to risk it all in a wide variety of his artistic experiments. He is ready to appear naked on stage in a potentially perilous performance, he then went with a movie crew to film in an actual jungle and he now plays in a movie where the plot goes non-stop and there can be no respite from action at all.

The main character of the movie is an unfortunate reclusive video game developer who never parts with a cup of coffee and tends to spend his weekends at home wearing a dirty robe. However, one day, everything changes when Miles is pulled out and forced to become a member of a dangerous game called "SKIZM". The purpose of the event seems simple, but that is a dangerous misconception. Homicidal lunatics are running the streets and firing at each other. Viewers pay money to watch this event, its sadistic organizers are pleased by its chaos. It is only the participants who can never feel safe.

This is really crazy but a totally enthralling experience. The movie is really interesting and holds viewers in complete suspense. You just sit and keep an eye on Radcliffe, who had transformed for this role and does not even look like himself. His hero, Miles, is a typical nonstarter, but at the same time he has the kind of luck most people can only dream of in real life. All this may be fantastic, but it is fun and smashing from beginning to end.

The verdict: You have to go and watch this movie; because it is not often that you will feel this much adrenaline! I definitely want to view Guns Akimbo one more time!


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Release Date:

28 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,034,769
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