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4.0 out of 5 stars A cut above your average low budget actioner
Over the last decade or so, Seagal, Van Damme and Lundgren have specialised in quickly filmed, low budget action movies, designed to go direct to the home video market. Some have been awful, and some have been pleasant suprises. This film happily falls into the latter category.

Dont expect Cuba Gooding Jnr to give the best performance in this film. He may have...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dolph meets Cuba in this nice little action flick
I do say Lundgren is getting old therefore you'd think he'd be passed his sell by date! in fact he still has the moves and right idea of how to pull off his role in films, as you can see in this film he still has got what it takes to make a fine effort of skill to the role! he plays Wolf and has a sense of humour to the role. this is a nice film with some neat and tidy...
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4.0 out of 5 stars A cut above your average low budget actioner, 9 Sep 2012
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D. Lloyd "Riddick" (U.K.) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: One In The Chamber [DVD] (DVD)
Over the last decade or so, Seagal, Van Damme and Lundgren have specialised in quickly filmed, low budget action movies, designed to go direct to the home video market. Some have been awful, and some have been pleasant suprises. This film happily falls into the latter category.

Dont expect Cuba Gooding Jnr to give the best performance in this film. He may have the oscar on the shelf, and get top billing here, but this is Dolph Lundgren's movie. His character is infintitely more interesting, and he steals every scene he is in with a performance that builds on his strength in portraying unhinged/crazy characters (as he did in U-Sol, Johnny Mnemonic and The expendables movies). With Louis Mandylor playing the main villain, performances across the board are way better than we have come to expect from this type of movie.

The plot is nothing special- it has shades of Fistfull of Dollars, Last Man Standing,In Bruges and Leon, and the sub-plot involving Gooding and the lead female, is handled particularly badly, and grates against the rest of the movie, but its a little issue that doesnt spoil the experience.

The fight choreography is solid, the direction does not rely on 'shaky cam' and/or quick-cut editing, so you get to see whats going on, and the bullet wounds are done with good old fashioned squibs, rather than CGI, which at this budget, invariably ends up looking fake and cheap.

The end of the film hints at a sequel that would seen Lundgren and Gooding Jnr's characters returning for more carnage. On the evidence of this movie, I hope that they do.

Well worth checking out for fans of the action genre.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good DTV action - review of the UK Blu Ray, 30 Jan 2013
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Like Van Damme's recent Assassination Games, the latest from Dolph Lundgren is about rival assassins. However, this is the better one - it's entertaining throughout and better photographed and directed. This is another good action movie from director William Kaufman (Sinners and Saints AKA Bad Cop, The Hit List). Cuba Gooding Jr has the most screen time but Lundgren steals the show with a showy, charismatic performance. Overall this is above average DTV action.

The Blu Ray is well worth the upgrade from DVD, displaying a sharp picture with bold colours. The only extra is a 10 minute featurette, mostly B-roll footage mixed with a few short interviews.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dolph meets Cuba in this nice little action flick, 15 Sep 2012
This review is from: One In The Chamber [DVD] (DVD)
I do say Lundgren is getting old therefore you'd think he'd be passed his sell by date! in fact he still has the moves and right idea of how to pull off his role in films, as you can see in this film he still has got what it takes to make a fine effort of skill to the role! he plays Wolf and has a sense of humour to the role. this is a nice film with some neat and tidy blasts of gun - action - gangsters and assassins also I reccommend buying this film if you are a fan of Lundgren, I must add you might want to rent it if you just are looking for some sort of film filled with action. great plot great film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars better than average action film, 27 Feb 2014
This review is from: One In The Chamber [DVD] (DVD)
This film is probably one of the best action films to have been released direct to dvd. You've got great characters, good action and dolph lundgren doing what he does best. His character the wolf is as usual completely crazy and steals the show from Cuba gooding Jr. Five stars.
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3.0 out of 5 stars One In The Chamber!!, 13 Oct 2013
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A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.
The fight choreography is good, solid performances by Cuba Gooding Jr.and Dolph Lundgren keep it together keeps you watching till the end.
Overall a good solid action crime thriller. Would recommend this for fans of Cuba Gooding Jr.and Dolph Lundgren. Worth a watch.

The end of the film hints at a sequel that would seen Lundgren and Gooding Jnr's characters returning for more bloodshed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, unpretentious action flick, 26 Jun 2013
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This is a straight foward action flick, not too many twists and turns, with a more or less predictable outcome. Both Cuba and Dolph go through their respective paces with ease and it would seem enjoyment.
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3.0 out of 5 stars FISTFUL OF EUROS, 7 Jun 2013
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The Movie Guy "Movies from A to Z" (United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: One In The Chamber [DVD] (DVD)
Ray Carver (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is an assassin for hire in Prague. He is hired by crime boss Mikhail Suverov (Andrew Bicknell) to kill the Tavanian family over a territory issue...it's all about respect. One of the Tavanians survive to the dismay of the Surverov family. This ignites a war. Surverov then hires Aleksey Andreev (Dolph Lundgren) to finish the job. Meanwhile in an ironic twist the Tavanian's hire Carver to kill his former boss the Surverov family.

The two assassins have different approaches. Ray Carver likes to keep a low profile while Aleksey wears Hawaiian shirts and usually comes in the front door. Carver works out, reads the Bible, kills people for hire, and stalks a girl. Dolph Lundgren gives the film some attempted comedy. During the opening credits, they opt to change the fonts and make the "N"s backwards. I thought it might somehow relate to the film, but it wasn't that deep.

Both these stars have done better films and Cuba has certainly done worse. The Eastern Europeans sounded like they learned English by watching Dos Equis beer commercials. The film ends at a point where there could be an interesting sequel if they bothered to hire writers.

PARENTAL GUIDE: F-bomb, near sex, no nudity.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable action flick, 26 Feb 2013
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Featuring Cuba Gooding Jnr in the lead role but starring Dolph Lundgren this is a reasonable and watchable low budget action flick.
Like 'Taken' before it, its an excuse for a couple of hitmen to kill a lot of tattood Eastern European criminals who nobody's going to miss.
This story of two professional killers is set in Prague and the city looks well worth a visit.
CGJ continues to fail to rise above his current standing but Dolph is great as the idiosynchratic Russian hitman and the ending hints at a far more fun movie.
Well worth a look on a rainy day
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2.0 out of 5 stars Can see why this went straight to dvd, 28 Nov 2012
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Poor Cuba Gooding Junior. It's hard to imagine he ever won an oscar with this poor second rate cheap action film also starring Dolph Lundgren as an American hitman in Prague who finds himself being hunted by Russian hitman Dolph Lundgren after a hit goes wrong. A very cliched badly acted plot saved by decent action scenes and an enjoyably over the top performance from Dolph Lundgren this isn't a good advert for the straight to dvd action genre in fact it's easy to see why it went straight to dvd. End hints at a sequel though why anyone would want one god only knows.
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