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2010 - 2015, Drama - Gangland

Everly (2014)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 18
Source of story An original screenplay
Writers/Script Yale Hannon, Joe Lynch
Additional Info This movie had a limited theatrical release, but is much better than the director’s previous outing “The Knights of Badass Doom”.
Director Joe Lynch
Starring Salma Hayek, Hiroyuki Watanabe
Elevator Pitch A woman has been held in an apartment for four years, one of a number occupied by prostitutes, all owned by a yakuza overlord. When she is gang raped by a number of his henchmen she locks herself in the bathroom, recovers a handgun from the cistern and comes out shooting.
Content The woman is seen from the back, naked, as she takes refuge in the bathroom. After that there is almost continuous gunfire and other violence, sometimes involving grenades, and machine guns, and later corrosive liquids and Japanese swords. The whole film takes place in a single room with very occasional forays into the corridor and views of the stairwells on CCTV.
A View This movie takes place in close to real time which ticks a box for me, and there is no doubt that Salma Hayek wears a vest pretty well; however, her ability with a variety of weapons is unexplained, making me wonder why she had waited for years before getting her handgun out of the lavatory and taking on the opposition. There is a lot worse out there, so a watch if you like shoot ’em ups.

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