Where this one stumbles a bit is the story itself. I get plot points and needing to move the story along but there are a few occasions where things felt unnecessary and foreshadowed just a bit too much. While I didn't have any major issues with the acting the main Male character was annoying. It felt like every bad-boy trying to do good trope wrapped into one. I don't even fault that in the performance I think it was more of the way it was written. It isn't too bad throughout the first 1/3rd of the film. In that act there's a good dynamic between him and the lead actress. It loses most of that momentum throughout the last 2/3rds. While it doesn't ruin the film, it is off-putting.
If I had watched this movie when I was 14 or 15 this would have been right in that sweet spot for me. It's very reminiscent of old-school Orion pictures type films, and the higher end B grade movies I enjoyed so much growing up. Despite the issues I had, I enjoyed it. It's got enough good points, ideas and moments to give it a watch. I know I've certainly seen and enjoyed a hell of a lot worse.
My Rating: 6/10