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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ACTION JUNKIE CORNER: THE TOURNAMENT!

ACTION JUNKIE CORNER: THE TOURNAMENT!

TALK ABOUT HIGH CONCEPT . . . AND ROBERT CARLYLE . . . HE ISN’T JASON STATHAM, BUT I’VE ENJOYED JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING HE’S BEEN IN . . . RELEASED ON DVD IN THE U.S. IN 2009, THE TOURNAMENT IS SET TO BE RELEASED IN U.K. THEATERS NEXT MONTH . . . WORTH TRACKING DOWN . . .

THE TOURNAMENT

Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, ‘The Tournament’ takes place - a secret hitman competition between 30 of the world’s deadliest assassins; with the last man standing receiving a $10m cash prize. The Tournament is set up by a syndicate of high stake billionaire gamblers, watching the mayhem unfold via CCTV cameras, betting on its outcome. Only one will survive…

PER 24 FRAMES PER SECOND . . .

Yes its very violent, yes it’s morally ambiguous, and yes it has plot holes you could drive a double-decker Bus through, but all that still doesn’t detract from the fact its one of the best looking, most action packed, bloody, and enjoyably over-the-top popcorn thrillers to come out of the UK in many a year. Definitely one for all you action junkies.

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