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Action -Shoot-em Ups

Kill Chain (2019)

Duration1h 31m
RatingsUK: 15, USA: R, France: 12
Source of storyAn original screenplay
DirectorKen Sanzel
Writers/ScriptKen Sanzel
StarringNicolas Cage, Anabelle Acosta, Enrico Colantoni, Ryan Kwenten, Angie Cepeda, Luna Baxter
RatingsIMDb: 5/10 by 4975 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: No reviews. Review2view: 6.5/10.

Summary: An assassin with a sniper rifle is homed in on a  target of another sniper on the roof of a building, somewhere in Colombia. In order to get the opposition to expose himself he hires a prostitute who he makes disrobe and stand in the window. Only when he sends her across to the other assassin is he shot. The second assassin, now with payment in the form of diamonds, rendezous with two policemen, but is killed by one of them, who after fighting and killing the other, meets his girfriend in an abandoned warehouse. They are chased by a street gang and she escapes to a hotel run by Araña. He is requred to fend off criminals who are after the diamonds.

Content: Some nudity when the prostitute is required to strip. The hotel is invaded by various people and the owner seems, casually to rely on his special skills. The killings progress, the twp policemen give quite an extensive scene. It seesm that the hotel owner and the first assassin may have been compatriots and may have rescued some hostage children from villains and brought up two of them. One is the woman in red who escapes to the hotel. Two villains with their femal boss get time in the hotel before everything comes to a head.

 This outing has not had a lot of press coverage, and was a straight to video release. We might call it a typical cut price Nic Cage outing, only requiring him to grunt a few times in a bit of the film. If there are three acts it is only in the third act that he has to do something. But that aside I thought it rolled along pretty well, sticking to the point and showing a lot of commitment by the Colombian actors, all of whom did pretty well. So, its not a block buster but if you like shoot ‘em ups, worth an hour and a half of your time.

I have reviewed a lot of Nicolas Cage films on this site. Some of my favourites are: The Family Man, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Bangkok Dangerous.

I have reviewed a lot of Nicolas Cage films on this site. Some of my favourites are: The Family Man, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Bangkok Dangerous.

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