Shootout – Keine Gnade (2012)

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Shootout – Keine Gnade: Directed by Walter Hill. With Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington, D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

“In case you canu0026#39;t discern from the title, this is a *very* violent film, so donu0026#39;t be a putz and take your five or six year old kid, like a couple of people did at the Independence, Missouri AMC screening tonight. There are more triple-taps to the head than any film in recent memory, to the point that it becomes rather over the top by the time the film ends All that said, Walter Hill has woven yet another well-paced, engrossing buddy film actioner with a pretty good left hand twist. Stallone plays a weary New Orleans hit-man very convincingly, and with a very wry sense of humor. Were he any more droll, he would have to become a British citizen.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Bulletu0026quot; has everything an Action fan loves…really nasty bad guys, impossibly punishing fights, explosions, hot women, and main characters you can actually care something about. The plot isnu0026#39;t suspenseful, but it isnu0026#39;t meant to be, as our heroes go on what for one is a vendetta, and for the other a bumbling police investigation. Indeed, Sung Kangu0026#39;s Washington DC detective seems at times to have the insight of a rock, but Kang is pretty and plays well alongside the grizzled Stallone.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAll and all, if you enjoy this sort of film, well…youu0026#39;ll enjoy u0026quot;Bullet to the Headu0026quot;.”


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