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6 Underground (2019)

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Meet a new kind of action hero. Six untraceable agents, totally off the grid. They've buried their pasts so they can change the future.

Director:

Michael Bay
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1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... One
Mélanie Laurent ... Two
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo ... Three
Ben Hardy ... Four
Adria Arjona ... Five
Dave Franco ... Six
Corey Hawkins ... Seven
Lior Raz ... Rovach Alimov
Payman Maadi ... Murat Alimov
Yuri Kolokolnikov ... Baasha Zia
Kim Kold ... Daqeeq
Lídia Franco ... Maria
James Murray ... Caleb
Lukhanyo Bele Lukhanyo Bele ... Jeyhun
George Kareman George Kareman ... Mike
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Storyline

What's the best part of being dead? It's the freedom. The freedom to fight the evil which lurks in our world. 6 Underground's group of unnamed individuals have chosen to change the future. The team's brought together by enigmatic leader code-named 'One', whose sole mission is to ensure that, he and his fellow teammates will have their actions remembered. Written by Peter Tilbrook

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Taglines:

They Say No One Can Save The World. Meet No One.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, bloody images and some sexual content. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is Michael Bay's first movie made for a streaming service. See more »

Goofs

A crane shadow is momentarily seen on the road as two motorcyclists (who were mowed down in a previous shot) skid across it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
One: [narrating] What if I told you... I know what happens when you die? You become a ghost, trapped in a shadowland. A world of whispers, invisible except to other ghosts. Orphaned, unable to return to those you loved.
One: But with loneliness comes freedom... to go where you please. Do what you want. Ghosts have one power above all others: to haunt the living. Haunt them... for what they've done.
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Connections

References The Sixth Sense (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Take You There
Written by Al Bell (as Alvertis Isbell)
Performed by The Staple Singers
Courtesy of Stax Records/Concord
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By-the-books Blockbuster
13 December 2019 | by TwistedContentSee all my reviews

Michael Bay Deluxe, the BOOM, the POW and Ryan Reynolds. It's just about what I was expecting - mindless action, shallow story, (mostly) bland comedy, cliché characters & Reynolds doing his usual shtick. The explosions, gunfights and chases are a little less awesome on the streaming screen, but still deliver the manly blockbuster entertainment we came for in the first place.

The generic nature of the trailers, all of them, lowered the expectations to levels that ultimately helped enjoy the actual movie more. Naturally, the most valued card in the deck of "6 Underground" is the action - it has it all, from gunfights, to explosions, to flying, diving, car chases, parkour and so on. Great stunt work, expensive and well done cgi - no doubt about these things. What helped all that even more was a pretty generous splash of blood and gore. Could've pushed out even more, given the R rating. You can probably guess that it is by no means a realistic action movie, and you're right. That, and also, while the action is consistent, the impact and enjoyment of it is not - therefore pacing stutters, at times. The story is familiar and quite generic, depthless and Hollywood-in-a-nutshell by all standards. Nothing much more to add, the good guys battle and take down the evil guy, the usual. Our team of heroes consist of cliché characters, portrayed by decent actors having to do only either stunts or humorous dialogue. Ryan Reynolds portrays a more watered down version of all his latest roles conjoined & the comedy in "6 Underground" is hit & miss, mostly just bland and uninspired. I imagine there'll be complaints about the cinematography - it can be head-spinning and some of the cuts are questionable, but as a sum it's more than alright, not the biggest of flaws.

It is rather sad that I was expecting so little (I mean, slightly above average) and that it's exactly what I got. I believe that, even with all the bad etched-in-stone reputation, mr. Michael Bay can do better than this, has done better than this. That being said, "6 Underground" is by no means a 'bad' movie, it's your typical, loud, shiny action-packed blockbuster, with a good cast and big enough budget for you to get some kicks out of it. My rating: 6/10.


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Official Sites:

Official Netflix

Country:

USA

Release Date:

13 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Skydance Media, Bay Films See more »
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

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2.39 : 1
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