Anna Walton stars as nurse Amber. She is introduced while walking and talking on a cell phone. The one sided conversation is annoying. When she is abducted by psycho killer Frank Norton (Danny Dyer) I was hoping for her early demise. Such was not the case. The movie consists mostly of these two individuals in a car playing mind games with each other. Everyone who tries to help Amber gets killed, almost to the point of being comical. The ending has a nice twist (pay attention during the film), but it is debatable if it was worth dragging through the entire film. Good acting. Might work as a rental if you like abduction films.
Told over one night, a white-knuckle journey into the mind of Frank Norton, a dangerous schizophrenic murderer as he escapes from Broadmoor Hospital and embarks on a murderous rampage across London.
But when Frank takes a hostage, the deadly game of cat-and-mouse truly begins......
You get what you pay for when you see a movie with Danny Dyer in it, namely Danny Dyer.
His surname does resemble some of the movies he has made, and this contribution, is nothing special, it does divert for the running time.
Dyer plays Dyer, albeit a strange twisted creature, one who for some reason takes on a strange accent every now and again, and he kidnaps a Nurse, and they plunder through plot holes until the predictable climax.
If you like Dyer, you probably will lap this up, if like me, you tolerate him, you will watch the film, think 'why didn't she do this/that/the other' and forget it in an instant.
Not as bad as what the critics say, not as good as Dyer fans say it is.
for the fact that the blurb said :- "An all-action, adrenaline-fueled bloodbath that has been compared to Severance, Hostel and Saw,". Compared to Severance, Hostel and Saw by who??? Someone who hasn't watched any of the 4 films evidently. Incidentally, Severance shouldn't be in the same company either as Saw or Hostel. This film is being sold under false pretenses and as such was a huge let down for me and got a rating of 1 star where it might have got 3 if allowed to stand on its own merits.
Danny Dyer is an enigma. A man not particularly... well, anything at all, and yet he still has a loyal fan base and, even more surprisingly than that, a career.
The only thing weirder, is why I keep watching his films. The Business and Severence were excellent (and I will admit to also like Doghouse), plus he did one about football hooliganism which was just about okay, but pretty much everything else he's done is terrible.
If you read the blurb it says, and I quote:
"NERVE-SHREDDING TERROR... DANNY DYER AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE Prepare yourself for one of the most terrifying films of the year. An all-action, adrenaline-fueled bloodbath"
I have to wonder why no one's reported the film-makers for false advertising. Perhaps because no one has actually bothered to watch the films?
Dyer plays an escaped nut-job who kidnaps a middle class mum and drives her around London while he flips from being nice then nasty to her. Everywhere they stop she tries to escape and fails. Will she get away in the end? I defy many people to actually care.
I like horror and thrillers and there are some real low budget gems out there (try `Mum and Dad'), but this is not one of them. Repetitive, badly-written and not particularly well acted either.
The last time Danny played a 'Frankie' it was that nice young lad in 'The Business' down on the Coast del Crime, much loved by the ladies and a top geezer. This Frankie is fresh out of Broadmoor and a raging psycho, with some slayings already to his name.
Pity poor Amber and pity poor Anna Walton who plays her, kidnapped by the rotter and taken on a dismal journey through the night. “Somebody get the police,” cries Amber again, but Danny is quite adept at seeing off the knights in rusty armour. Is there some tale of redemption and lost love to come from all this? Will Frankie and Amber find love in some out-of-the-way B & B. Not really. Frankie's sense of victimisation plunges him into ever more grotesque acts of violence, followed by moments of less than equisite self-pity.
Is the film trying to touch on serious mental health issues? If so, it is beyond sick. Some of the killing is darkly humorous, but Frankie's moments of rage are hugely unconvincing, as if someone had given him tea not coffee. J.K. Amalou teamed up with Danny again to bring us 'Assassin,' giving Danny a go at playing a more thoughtful killer will a conscience. Deviation stinks.
In the interest of fairness please ignore the people having a joke at your expense who give this film 5 stars. This film is really bad and thats saying something with some of the howlers Danny has appeared in. Yes he has been in some good films but trust me this is not one of them. Truly dire performances, terrible plot, just bad in every way. AVIOD...I wish I had!