Lionsgate, SJ Heat Productions, Sierra / Affinity,

Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Jason Alexander, Sophia Vergara, Stanley Tucci

Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a bodyguard with a gambling problem. But he works in Las Vegas, so that can’t be too good. Nick is known for his fighting skills and the fact that he never needs to use a gun. He can kill with a spoon and fork, or a plate, or an ash tray. But when a friend is beaten by her boyfriend, Nick steps in to help, without realizing that the boyfriend is the son of a big mob boss. They come after him, but he’s still a bad ass and he still has a few cards up his sleeve.

This is a run of the mill action film set in Vegas to add a little interest to the film. Jason Stratham’s movies are getting a lot similar these days, and this guy really deserves a good script. Ok, there is a market for crime stories with big tough heroes to fill up the late night time slots on the premium channels, but this is really not worth the effort to seek this thing out. It’s not bad, but it’s just not very good either. I mean, this was just ho-hum all the way. I’ve seen this all before again and again, and this is just another one. It’s a good idea that is just so run of the mill it’s tragic. With good actors in this thing, like Jason Alexander and Stanley Tucci, you would think they would bring something to it, but they barely appear in the film, and it’s just to setup the big final fight scene that is just plain silly by that point. I don’t recommend this film, that is unless you’re up late watching Showtime, and you’ve seen everything else that’s on. Sorry.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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