Summit Entertainment, Millennium Films, Michael De Luca Productions

Amber Heard, Nicolas Cage, Katy Mixon, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, David Morse, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Christa Campbell, Charlotte Ross

John Milton (Nicholas Cage) is in the race of his life to catch Jonah King (Billy Burke), the leader of a Satanic cult who murdered Milton’s daughter and kidnapped her baby. In just three days, King and his followers are planning to sacrifice the child at midnight. Milton also rescues a waitress named Piper (Amber Heard) from her brutal, two-timing fiance. There are many strange things about Milton: his driver’s license is way out of date, he has a very strange gun, and he’s being pursued by a man in a suit who carries FBI ID and calls himself the Accountant (William Fichtner). Piper, who’s bored to death with her life, tries piece things together on the fly as they close in on King while living the adventure she’s always dreamed of.

Think this is just another Fast and Furious ripoff? Or another version of Gone in 60 Seconds? Not this time! This is a way different movie altogether. It’s a little derivative of Ghost Rider, but it’s a wild and crazy movie! There is no way to understand what the hell is going on here until they give you the clues one by one. It’s fun when you finally figure out who the hell Milton is and why he’s running toward King and away from “The Accountant”. These characters are bizarre for sure. This was a much better film than I expected, and I truly enjoyed every minute of it. It has some of the craziest driving I’ve seen since “Fast Five” but that’s just a start. The amazing gun that Milton stole is just that…amazing! These guys in the cult that killed Milton’s daughter are very evil, and deserve everything that rains down upon them. They are true slime. The police get pulled in to this, much to their dismay, and there are a couple of scenes with the cops that are hysterical. Basically this is an exciting race and adventure with all the great action and danger with a huge slice of comedy thrown in. This film is hysterically funny all the way through. It’s got flavors of many other films too. It’s very much like “Kill Bill” with the extreme violence and odd characters too. But not too much of anything else, it’s a fine film on its own. There is no love story or no romance, so it’s a guy’s film all the way, but it’s a really good one. Very well done, and a great evening of crashes and explosions to make every guy happy.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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