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Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Tom Sizemore
2.0 out of 5 stars Where was Seagal..?, 13 Sep 2014
Before the opening credits had finished it was evident that I would not stay the distance with this one; ten minutes later I gave up.

The cast were typical Seagal / Van Damme fodder, the script amounted to little more than gung ho cheese and the Rap / techno score was irritating at best - the type of movie that sacrifices character and plot develop in favour of fast paced, glitzy action for appeal. I'm sure this will entertain a lads night in, but for anyone looking for a war movie with a bit less gloss and a bit more realism then you need to look else where. (I can't obviously discuss the storyline except that a squad of special forces go into Africa to rescue a couple of… Read more
Who Needs Enemies [DVD] [2013] [Region 1] [US Impo&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Glen Fox
4.0 out of 5 stars Neat, 1 Sep 2014
This is one of those low key, low budget British movies that are stumbled across by chance but somehow leave quite a satisfying feeling at the end. There aren't any major stars or CGI or explosions, but there are some sound and impressive performances from a cast of believable villains.

The way the story and screenplay is structured in overlapping chapters is extremely effective and gripping. There is plenty of graphic language and violence, with one or two OTT performances, but at the same time most of it is neatly placed and cleverly executed. Anyone impressed by the likes of Bonded by Blood, Sexy Beast etc should be equally happy with this film. The way the characters… Read more
The Rover [DVD] [2014] <b>DVD</b> ~ Guy Pearce
The Rover [DVD] [2014] DVD ~ Guy Pearce
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me., 31 Aug 2014
RJ Lister gives a full and articulate account of the storyline behind this movie; there is little point in repeating it. But what I do feel compelled to say is, the two lead performances notwithstanding, I found the film difficult to engage with and tiresome.

Guy Pearce is frustratingly enigmatic and provides a worthy performance as the wronged loner - although Robert Pattinson steals the show with a truly convincing portrayal as the half witted but caring brother of one of the bad guys. Almost every other actor simply makes minor cameo performances, resulting in quite an eclectic mix of 'circus freaks' that crop up along Pearce's journey to retrieve his car… Read more

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