Wednesday, October 14, 2015
4Got10 Movie Review (2015) (C) Dan's Movie Report
Greetings film addicts, what we have here is a slick, and guilty pleasure called 4Got10. The film has the outward appearance as your average crime drama, however the crazy beginning proves just the opposite.
'4Got10' opens in a dusty location and the audience sees many dead people, and one guy left alive. A drug/money exchange gone wrong. Who is the criminal, what is the motivation. All of these facts are left up to guessing. What is known is that Danny Trejo plays the baddest drug kingpin this side of the Rio Grande named Mateo Perez. In this crazy shootout his son is killed, not going to say by who, but '4Got10', has some twists and turns. Danny Trejo is his usual amazing bad guy self, snarling and angry, and he did a great job in '4Got10'
The film is not without faults, every bad character in Perez's gang is just 'random thug' it is like they die and there is now feeling. I think much of the basic one dimensional acting perhaps is attributed to the the quip one liners. There is action, but many stop motion quick cuts at times spoil some of the immediacy of it. Also Dolph appeared to move and talk really slow like on some pain killers, not sure, I know he is amazing in Skin Trade, wanted to like him in this film, but just seemed to be disinterested. I am sure a lot of this was due to budget constraints. Seems the producers had an great cast, but the money was spent on them and not on accouterments to make the movie even better.
There are some bright spots in '4Got10', and this keeps the film flowing. Lead actor Johnny Messner as Brian Barns, had a complex and detailed character. He seemed to skirt the law, and cannot figure out why. He has memory loss, and no I will not spoil the end. He had good emotion and facial expressions throughout 4Got10. Natassia Malthe as Christine, wife of Mateo Perez's Lawyer has some really cool lines and, what can I say, she adds some sultry into this testosterone fueled action pic. Natassia is enjoyable to watch, and has that likable quality. Watch for a third interview with her, soon on Dan's Movie Report! Michael Paré as Sheriff Olsen is a real bastard and plays the part solidly. I hated him, by the end, and that means he was doing his job. I enjoyed the sardonic writing by Sean Ryan he made the film fun, and not too serious. He injected humor to '4Got10'.
Here is 4Got10 on Amazon instant video @ https://www.amazon.com/4GOT10-Vivica-Fox/dp/B015JT7ORI/ref=tmm_aiv_title_1?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1444800426&ref_=tmm_aiv_title_1&sr=8-1
'4Got10' is not a great film, but a solid rent, and a modern day western style. I actually think it was far better than some other 'twisted tale type films'. The film rates a 6.5 out of 10.