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Action -Shoot-em Ups

The Night Crew (2015)

Duration1h 32m
RatingsUK: 15, USA: Not Rated, Germany: 18 
Source of storyAn original screenplay
DirectorChristian Sesma
Writers/ScriptPaul Sloan, Christian Sesma
StarringLuke Goss, Bokeem Woodbine, Danny Trejo, Paul Sloan, Chasty Ballesteros, Luciana Faulhaber, 
RatingsIMDb: 4.2/10.  Rotten Tomatoes: Not rated. Review2view: 6/10

 Elevator Pitch: A young woman is pursued through the streets of a Mexican town before being captured by a couple of cartel members. However four masked bounty hunters take her from them, with the intent of returning to America with her. Mae, the woman, escapes and holes up in a ruined desert motel, but is followed and recaptured by the four bounty hunters, who must then withstand an attack my many cartel soldiers. One of the four is killed, but they manage to escape in the cartel’s large vehicle, but freedom does not last long as Crenshaw, driving is shot by a motorcyclist. Calling the shots, back in his mansion is cartel boss Aguilar, but can he really get Mae back?

Content: No sex, but just a bit of female nudity in a strip club. The female bounty hunter, Rose, wears a vest pretty well. She has changed boyfriends, causing some animosity between the guys. During the fire fights a lot of ammunition is expended, and some explosions due to the use of RPGs. Mysteriously Mae seems to be ill during the day, and immune to bullets during the night. She also engages in some hand to hand combat. She also seems to have a sexual interest in Rose.

A View: This was a straight to video outing costing apparently about $3 million. I had not realised that Luke Goss, who is now a sort of bargain basement Jason Statham, had been the drummer of the 80s band Bros. He does pretty well, Danny Trejo on the other hand is not very threatening. But getting down to cases, it is watchable as a shoot’em up with a twist. I almost enjoyed it.

Other films in which Luke Goss has participated include: Blade II, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Death Race 2.

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