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on 19 August 2013
The movie opens with a number of disconnected subplots: A rich man in a limo shows a disinterest in his son, a man (Boyd Holbrook) getting out of prison, a woman (Amy Smart) looking around a kitchen, a bail bondsman (Ethan Embry) screaming on the phone, and a cop (John Cena) on suspension. The rich man is kidnapped by Mexicans and as it turns out the other 4 are all 1/2 brothers/sister and their common estranged dad, who was worth millions, has just passed on. The catch is that in order to share $12 million, the four of them, who all hate each other, must work together in a family business for two years...without killing each other.

So what family business do these 4 open up? As it turns out one of the Mexicans who has kidnapped the millionaire is a bail skip for Ethan Embry. Ethan knows that this Mexican hung out at an unnamed strip club in Mexico with a girl named "Angela." So all they have to do is go find him. Amy (plays a small role) loves all of her brothers unconditionally because they are family. The brothers tolerate each other at best. What I thought was going to be an action flick was a good comedy-action-drama. My fears that a wrestler would stink it up were unwarranted as John Cena did an impressive job...for a wrestler. The dialouge was simple and amusing. The plot had enough action to hold my interest. The movie sets up for an interesting sequel. This is a good "B" action-drama film. 4 1/2 stars

PARENTAL GUIDE: No F-bombs or nudity. Minor sex scene.
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on 2 May 2012
The disconnected Cleary family are brought together through the death of their despised, womanising father & the promise of $3 Million each in inheritance. As their sister, Nina (Amy Smart -The Butterfly Effect) explains, the catch being, the 3 brothers have to start a family business together, run it for 2 years & split the profits. Which is easier said then done, as the eldest, Sam (John Cena -12 Rounds) who is a cop & Leo (Ethan Embry -Eagle Eye) a bail bondsman, the closet brothers who have fallen out many years ago and haven't spoken due to their rough & abusive upbringing. Meanwhile, the youngest brother Douglas (Boyd Holbrook -Reunion) a thief, who has only just met his brothers from other mothers, comes in as the referee between them.

However, things take a slightly different twist, as the trio team up to try & help Leo out with $250,000 bond on his parole that's skipped town down Mexico way. But they only end up getting mixed up in a kidnapping case, that could net them an even bigger reward, but the stakes are high.

Overall this film isn't too bad, it's nothing amazing, but passes the time quite well. Watching the dysfunctional family trying to work together is interesting as the story & they're predicament changes. The setup works really well with the trio of brothers roles interlocking with Sam & Leo bickering, leaving Douglas as the buffer between them. There is some subtle humour in the film to break up the tension too, but occasionally Sam does come off as a bit of a bully which soured the mood/spirit of the film in the odd place, but i guess that's a by product of why they are a dysfunctional unit.

WWE star John Cena is the lead name on the film, but thankfully there is enough acting talent around him to help overlook his....lack of acting abilities, he is certainly not in Dwane Johnson's league, but the few action sequences he is in were good, but i'd liked to have seen more of these as i feel its Cena's strongest point & the main draw to his movies. Meanwhile Ethan Embry & Boyd Holbrook, certainly shine the brightest of the main cast in the acting stakes. And with Holbrook's, looks, i wouldn't be surprised to see him popping up again soon in something more substantial, one to watch. The rest were pretty solid, but it was the trio of brothers that had the lion share of the dialogue.

In conclusion, this is a sideways step for John Cena's movie carer, but it's a decent enough story, although drawn out in places, with a decent conclusion to it. It's watchable, but I cant fully Recommend it as a must see movie.
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on 22 October 2015
Not the type of John Cena film I was expecting. Truth be told, I think in form of entertaining, Its probably John's weakest movie to date. The comedy wasn't as obvious. But its a fairly solid film. Maybe I need to re-watch it
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on 12 December 2013
Another to the wwe collection waiting to have a film night to watch with bwted breath. Hopefully a classic cena
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on 3 November 2014
Interesting story. Families can be an interesting thing, difficult as well.
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on 7 January 2016
excellent
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on 18 June 2015
Enjoyed the movie and happy with the delievery
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on 4 January 2015
great delively got here in loads of time
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on 24 February 2016
Watchable, funny in parts.
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on 12 December 2015
Good film enjoyed it
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