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Plot: Newly engaged Shelby John and Ruby Red want a fresh start after their struggles with addiction, but when Shelby discovers his beloved Ruby dead on their porch, he embarks on a vengeful killing spree of the dealers who supplied her. Armed with nothing but adrenaline and a nail gun, Shelby begins to unleash chaos on the town’s criminal underbelly, as he hunt’s down crime lord Coyote. Sheriff Church must race against the clock to put an end to Shelby’s vigilante justice before the entire town descends into a bloodbath.
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When you build enough goodwill to get actors on the downslope of their careers to take this kind of movie
First of all you see the names of De Niro and Malkovich top lining the one sheet and you think to yourself, ‘How bad can this be?’ Unfortunately I didn’t see that Randall Emmett was directing. Just like his deal with Bruce Willis’ last few films, it’s just another form of exploitation. Jack Huston really deserves better (see Boardwalk Empire), Bob and John probably needed the paycheck, but after reading the script, they should’ve known better. The script spent the first half of the film portraying the challenges of addicts in love before turning itself into the righteous revenge killing trope of every 80’s action hero film. I almost gave up after the first 40 minutes because nothing happened, I stuck around out of morbid curiosity. Throw in few God missives (because we are in the south after all), the usual dispatching of greasy baddies without the panache of John Wick, and end with speech of God meeting capitalism face to face. I met Randy at Cannes back in 2001, he was asleep in his limo with his mouth open as I walked up to a mid day meeting. Unfortunately, I think he’s still sleeping. On the good side was the cinematography but the edit was over long and repetitive. So for those who have lasted this long in the review, it’s definitely a slog and not worth the bother. Wendy.
A missed opportunity.
Yes, Randall Emmett has produced a ton of flops, but also a few legendary films (Rambo, Heist, Boss Level, etc), and his only two prior writing efforts (Fortress and Fortress: Sniper’s Eye) were both flops big-time, but his directorial debut prior to this film (Midnight in the Switchgrass) was actually impressive imo. In this film, his directorial rookie mistakes were very evident.
Emmett has a slew of great casting talent available to him in many of his films (he can be my wingman bar-hopping L. A. celebrity hot-spots anytime), and you can’t blame De Niro or Malkovich for being in this film. They clearly did their jobs well (albeit their talents not showcased or required for their basic character’s roles), but more importantly, they convinced us to watch this film because of their presence. Well played Mr. Emmett, well played.
The missed opportunity here was that although Emmett can clearly assemble great cast, he seems to have a problem putting together a proper film crew. In his second directorial credit, this film had flaws – more than Midnight in the Switchgrass, and the majorly flawed jointly-written screenplay made Emmett’s directorial rookie mistakes stand out more.
The story was nothing revolutionary for this genre, but it still drew me in mainly because of Fitzgerald’s and Huston’s great chemistry and decent performances, although with better cast directing, they (and all other cast) could’ve easily elevated their performances. There were many questionable scenes (e.g. Who-why were the photos De Niro’s character kept looking at on his desk, the kid in the middle of the road, etc) that needed more clarity, or just didn’t need to be in the film. Many scenes felt random and switched in or out too abruptly – maybe bad editing and/or directing. There were many plot and technical issues. The pacing was horrible; the 101 min runtime felt dragged out endlessly, and the entire first half of the film could’ve been shown in 15-20 mins instead of taking almost an hour for the film’s set up. The last act was the best, with better pacing, action and some nice twists that elevated the mostly boring first two acts. It actually answered my question “why is Malkovich even in this film”, when he did what he does best, bring out his characters true identity.
In the hands of better filmmakers, this could’ve easily been a better film, and although not the greatest A-list headliner film, it’s certainly a worthy one-time watch, flaws and all.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Genre Action, Thriller
Director Randall Emmett
Writer Adam Taylor Barker, Chris Sivertson
Actors Robert De Niro, Willa Fitzgerald, John Malkovich
Country United States
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