Category: action

REVIEW: Free Fire (2016)

Two IRA activists, Chris (Cillian Murphy) and Frank (Michael Smiley), are escorted to a gun deal with the flamboyant South African arms dealer Vernon (Sharlto Copley). A misunderstanding ensues, shots are fired in a panic, and the deal collapses into an extended and deadly shoot-out in a disused warehouse. English director Ben Wheatley has developed ...

REVIEW: Deep Rising (1998)

Freelance captain Finnegan (Treat Williams) accepts a contract to take a group of mercenaries across the South China Sea to an undisclosed location, not realising that he is aiding the group in a heist aboard a massive luxury cruise liner. When they arrive at the liner, however, they find it deserted with signs of a ...

REVIEW: Licence to Kill (1989)

When CIA agent Felix Leiter (David Hedison) is brutally tortured and his wife murdered, his British counterpart James Bond (Timothy Dalton) sets out on a mission of revenge. Cut off from British intelligence and on the run, he single-handedly works to bring down and assassinate the central American crime boss Frank Sanchez (Robert Davi). When ...

REVIEW: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

After helping Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) fight Captain America during the superhero 'civil war', Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns to his life of high school and crime-fighting as Spider-Man. When he crosses paths with the illegal arms merchant Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton), Parker tries to take him down without Iron Man's help. Most people ...

REVIEW: Dick Tracy (1990)

Maverick police detective Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty) goes head-to-head with crime boss Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice (Al Pacino). While Tracy attempts to persuade Caprice's girlfriend Breathless Mahoney (Madonna) to turn evidence against him, an anonymous third party makes a play for control of the city's criminal underworld. Pity poor Disney. In 1990 they released Warren ...

REVIEW: Dragon Blade (2015)

In 48 BCE Huo An (Jackie Chan) leads a special squad of soldiers patrolling the Chinese border. When his team is implicated in a gold smuggling operation they are exiled to the isolated border post of Wild Geese Gate. There the Han Chinese forces are confronted by a Roman legion commanded by the Legionniare Lucius ...

REVIEW: John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

When John Wick hit the screens back in 2014, it felt like a breath of fresh air for American action cinema. It utilised a simple, clean story - a retired assassin (a perfectly cast Keanu Reeves) goes out for revenge when a gangster's son murders his dog - and told it with a knowing and ridiculous surfeit ...

REVIEW: Shock Wave (2017)

Cheung Choi-san (Andy Lau) is a senior officer in Hong Kong's Explosive Ordnance Disposal bureau (EOD). Six months after helping foil a major bank robbery, he is confronted by that robbery's escaped mastermind Hung Kai-pang (Jiang Wu) - who is holding Hong Kong's Cross-Harbour Tunnel hostage and seeking revenge. Shock Wave is a new Hong ...

REVIEW: Ip Man (2008)

In the 1930s, wealthy land owner Ip Man (Donnie Yen) is one of the most talented martial artists in the Chinese city of Foshan - although unlike his contemporaries he shies from the spotlight and does not run his own wing chun school. When China is invaded by the Japanese, a brutal general named Miura ...

REVIEW: The Fate of the Furious (2017)

While undertaking a secret government mission, Dominic Torretto (Vin Diesel) abruptly betrays his loose family of high-speed racers and goes rogue with a EMP generator. While his friends reel from his betrayal, they are forced to track him down and apprehend him to prevent his new employer - the computer hacker Cypher (Charlize Theron) - ...