Action & Thriller

A Sense of Dredd – Review

A Sense of Dredd – Review

Dredd is the sort of film that appears crude and shallow on the surface. But the deeper you look, the better it gets. In a post-apocalyptic future, several American states have combined into a giant metropolis called Mega City One. There are 800 million desperate citizens and criminals fighting to survive...

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The Assault – Review

The Assault – Review

The Assault (L'Assaut) kicks off with a heavily armed, black-clad French SWAT team breaking into a barricaded building. Guns aim, foreheads frown, and tension builds. One of the men manoeuvres the device they will use to smash down the door. What is this high-tech implement? A garden rake. Despite this unorthodox...

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Cleanskin – DVD Review

Cleanskin – DVD Review

If you are looking for a sophisticated action-thriller which includes nudity, gun crime and terrorism then Cleanskin is your film. This British movie, written and directed by Hadi Hajaig, is one of the finest British films I have seen in a few years. Action packed with fast-paced storyline, this must-see...

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Marvel Avengers Assemble – Review

Marvel Avengers Assemble – Review

What happens when you take a bunch of Marvel superheroes, throw in a famous villain and get man-of-the-moment director Joss Whedon to mix them together? The answer is 142 minutes of gripping adventure, hilarious banter and pure entertainment, of the kind that doesn't come around very often. Marvel Avengers...

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Battleship – Review

Battleship – Review

In the London press conference for Battleship, director Peter Berg said that he wanted to make a “big summer popcorn fun, bad-ass movie” and he has succeeded in making just that. Spectacular visual effects and fighting sequences will shake you to the edge of your seat, and he doesn't forget the...

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Contraband – Review

Contraband – Review

Contraband is a high-octane action thriller starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale and Ben Foster. Despite its slight predictability, it still manages to avoid the many pitfalls other films of this genre have driven right into. Whenever you watch an action thriller, there are certain conventions that...

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Special Forces – Review

Special Forces – Review

Special Forces (or Forces Spéciales) is that rare beast, a French war movie. Yes, seeing the French army taking out bad guys might break a bit of fresh ground, but in all other respects this film follows every time-honoured formula imaginable. Set in current Afghan war, it follows a unit of French...

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The Woman In The Fifth – Review

The Woman In The Fifth – Review

Set in modern day Paris, The Woman in the Fifth is a murky and unsettling story about a mentally ill man who finds sanctuary when he meets a mysterious woman. The Franco-British drama leaves many ends untied, forcing the audience to reach their own conclusions. The undeveloped plots make it quite...

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This Means War – Review

This Means War – Review

What happens when two top CIA spies fall for the same girl? The answer can be found in This Means War, a film that has everything, especially if you are looking for three good-looking people in an action-packed and humorous spy caper. Directed by McG, of Charlie's Angels and Terminator Salvation fame, we...

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Dead State: A Red State – Review

Dead State: A Red State – Review

Man. Man, man, man. Red State is not your average Kevin Smith flick. Part slasher horror, part political thriller, and part Westboro-levels of crazy, it's one dark mother of a film. I'm well-versed in Smith cinema, and I'd say all of his work up to Red State has been easily identifiable. This time around,...

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