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Assault On Wall Street [DVD]
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on 20 January 2018
Not a bad film, could have been better, the 'assault' part of it seemed a little rushed as it all came at the end. But definitely worth a watch.
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on 18 July 2014
This was a pretty interesting film highlighting the effect of the recession and how the banks screwed over the ordinary people. It is also action packed and a great watch
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on 9 August 2014
I may have only given it a review of OK but still watch it. There is an underlying message to this film however it may have been put together.
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on 28 December 2014
This was okay good bit of entertainment , story was okay & quite a bit of action worth a watch .
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on 31 October 2015
If you are a regular guy run over by the banking crisis, this is for you.
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on 12 May 2016
Excellent movie, a kind of manual for proper relations with banksters.
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on 19 September 2014
I like the actor who was in Prison break so i brought this dvd and quite enjoyed it, try it if you like action films like myself.
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on 2 September 2013
The mad mind that brought us stinkers such as "House Of The Dead", "Alone In The Dark", then shocked the world, well me with the decent effort, the totally bonkers "Rampage", yes Uwe Boll's back, and its got to be said this was the sole reason I gave this a viewing.

A working class guy Jim (Dominic Purcell) life hits rock bottom, his wages just about support himself and his Wife who needs expensive meds, the insurance refuse to pay the full expense, so he relys on investments he made, but he loses all the money on bad advice from his broker...this becomes too much for his Wife and she can only see one way of 'lestening his burden'

Well acted and directed, yes this is another decent effort from the bonkers German director, it's a slow burner but it all kicks off big style in the final third with bankers blown away 'Grand Theft Auto' style, the twist finale is preposterous admittedly, but this is still a decent watch.
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on 18 June 2014
‘Assault on Wall Street’ does kind of do what it says on the tin (eventually). It’s about your everyday guy who, upon learning that his wife’s medical bills can’t be paid, resorts to some pretty drastic measures to get the job done. However, instead of doing a ‘Walter White’ and turning to a devious life of manipulation and crime, he decides to just gun down those he feels are responsible for him losing his money on some particularly dodgy Wall Street deals. I’m pretty sure that’s not a ‘spoiler’ as, if you’ve seen any of the promotional material, you’ll probably have already figured that out from the picture of the main character dressed in a suit and carrying a high-powered machine gun.

But is it any good?

Yeah, it’s not bad. And, when you consider it’s come from the same guy who brought us Alone in the Dark and House of the Dead, it’s actually a lot better than it deserves to be. However, don’t expect a continuous, long-drawn-out bloodbath (if you’ve seen Uwe Boll’s other maniacal film ‘Rampage’). It’s actually pretty slow-moving. The first two thirds are all about the human element of losing all your money (and house to follow) to a bum trading deal. It also touches on the American healthcare system and how difficult it is for the ‘little guy’ to do anything about it when the lawyers charge extortionate amounts of money and you don’t have any. Due to this and its – quite literal – attack on capitalism, some have labelled it ‘liberal propaganda.’ I’m not sure how fair that is; it just seems to tell a lot of it the way it is.

So, if you’re looking for something that’s two parts drama and one part shoot-em-up, plus a dash of social commentary thrown in there for good measure, just sit back and try not to think that it’s been made by Uwe Boll (and definitely don’t dwell on how much Edward Furlong has sunk).
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on 9 January 2015
Okay lets get it out there - not the greatest film out there but I actually enjoyed it. Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows of Prison Break TV Series) plays Jim a hard working New Yorker who is trying to help his sick wife get the best medical care she needs. Unfortunately due to some bad investments by his broker, and the banking scandals, all his savings are gone and he can no longer afford the treatment that his wife so desperately needs. As he loves the things that make him whole - his job, his wife (she commits suicide when she realises that she is becoming a financial burden), his home) - Jim wants to make someone pay for his misfortune and heart break; the bankers of Wall Street. And this is where the film kind of lost it for me. It does tap into the pain of Joe-everyman when the banking crisis happened, but I don't think everyone would have gone off on one and started shooting bankers! (not that they probably didn't want to!) If you can suspend your disbelief, it is an enjoyable slice of hockum and it does draw you in. Watch with popcorn - and leave your brain on the shelf!
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