Assassination Games (Bilingual) [Import]
Brazil (Jean-Claude Van Damme) Is A Contract Killer, Willing To Take Any Job If The Price Is Right. Flint (Scott Adkins) Left The Assassin Game When A Ruthless Drug Dealer’S Brutal Attack Left His Wife In A Coma. When A Contract Is Put Out On The Cold-Blooded Drug Dealer, Both Brazil And Flint Want Him Dead – One For The Money, The Other For Revenge. With Crooked Interpol Agents And Vicious Members Of The Criminal Underworld Hot On Their Trail, These Two Assassins Reluctantly Join Forces To Quickly Take Out Their Target Before They Themselves Are Terminated.
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The plot involves the head of Interpol,under investigation for selling and profiting through illegal arms sales.There is an open end he wants closed,in the form of an assassin for hire named Roland Flint.Flint took the proceeds from a sale gone bad and went into hiding after his wife was brutally raped(and left in a coma)and Flint himself almost killed,by a local Romanian thug by the name of Polo.Simultaneously we have another assassin for hire in the picture and his name is Vincent Brazil(Van Damme).Brazil`s oft used contact for jobs gives him the assignment of coincidentally killing Polo.At the same time Flint is also given the job by an old Interpol contact,but does not know who his target is or that there is another involved.Flint`s job is in actuality a ruse by the head of Interpol and two agents in on his corruption scheme,to snuff out Flint so they can get rid of their loose end once and for all.
The moment of truth arrives as Polo is set up above and across of the assassination location.Out walks Polo,Flint lines his shot and fires but hits the roof of a small truck as it rounds the corner and into his line of fire.Read more ›
It was refreshing to watch a big ticket film which does not patronize the audience.
Great action movie. Significant gun-play.
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prove low budget action does not have to be mindless, derivitive, and action-less abhorrations of film where the producer's only goal was to create a 90 minute timeline that could be packaged and labeled as a 'movie.'
While many are quick to categorize this film as standard action fare, nothing about it is standard: the dialogue, while just a notch above average, is coherent and well paced; the direction is competent; and the supporting players can actually act, entertaining you when the leads aren't on screen. I disagree with the reviewer who stated the lead villain (Polo Yakur, played by Ivan Kaye), was nothing more than a 'typical' heavy, because Kaye - while admittedly serving a narrow spectrum in the film - did inflect subtleties to make the character seem a grieving human being rather than just another over the top villain strutting around for the sake of malevolence.
It's true there isn't much fighting in this movie, but the fighting that is present serves purpose rather than being a fight scene dropped into the storyline simply to satisfy machismo. Because this movie works, you don't pine for more fighting or action, you want to see what happens to the characters. You become transfixed on the action but are satisfied with an even bigger bang when you learn where the action is leading. It's a mix that we rarely see in any DTV release nowadays, and I'm surprised this film was not given wider distribution in theaters.
As a Jean-Claude Van Damme film, I'm happy to say it is, beyond doubt, the best he has done in a long time. While The Shepard was watchable despite its predictable flaws, even die hard fans must admit to disappointment during a long dry spell of DTV crap where the only saving grace was Van Damme himself, lost amidst amateurish, no-talent schlock. With this single film, his heinous mistakes of the past - Derailed, Until Death, etc - are forgotten and forgiven. As a Scott Adkins film, it shows how good an actor he can be, thank goodness, something desperately needed in this genre when the action hero isn't kicking somebody around. As a team, the two performed well together and, I daresay, I'd be happy to see those two characters together again in a sequel. By the end of the film they have bonded and earned respect from each other, which is just the beginning for far more.
Roland Flint (Scott Adkins) prefers to make his hits with his considerable arsensal of firearms. Brazil and Flint are brought together when they each go after the same target but for very different reasons. Soon they become the targets for hits and forge a necessary but uncomfortable union. Can they or should they trust each other? Hitmen like to work alone.
Van Damme and up-and-comer Adkins deliver a few good fight scenes but emphasis is on their weapons and their relationship as they take on mobsters and dirty government officials. While the plot is not unique, Assassination Games has moments when it stands solidly on it's on feet. A very good supporting cast elevates this to a movie that has been shown in limited theatrical release and lands high on the heap of strait to DVD action films. If action is what you're after plus a few grisly surprises, Assassination Games will not disappoint.