Streaming: February 2018
Runtime: 105 minutes
Genre: Action – Crime – Mystery – Suspense – Thriller
Amazon: 3.8/5 stars
Rotten Tomatoes Critics: NA/10
Rotten Tomatoes Audience: 3.6/5
Metacritic Metascore: NA/100
Metacritic User Score: NA/10
Directed by: Jesse V. Johnson
Written by: Scott Adkins and Stu Small (screenplay), Pat Mills and Tony Skinner (comic)
Music by: Sean Murray
Cast: Scott Adkins, Ray Stevenson, David Paymer, Ashley Greene
Film Locations: London, England
Budget: $ NA Low-Budget Indie
Worldwide Box Office: $ NA
Mike Fallon (Adkins) has a nice life concocting natural death for others. Fallon is a successful contract killer that goes to great lengths to make sure his murders are not judged murders, just someone having a bad hair day or another wrong place, wrong time accident. Death is a good business so life is good until his ex-girlfriend is murdered. Piecing together the story of her death he begins to realize that his mates in the causality business may have had a hand in her demise. Fallon sets out to even the score with judo chops and bullets flying non-stop.
The movie is based on a series of comics by Pat Mills and Tony Skinner, published in 1991 in the magazine, Toxic! The series was collected into a graphic novel, The Complete Accident Man in 2014 by Titan.
Jesse V. Johnson, stuntman in the 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man and director and writer of the incredibly bad The Last Sentinel, puts together a story and cast to produce a decent action film with few plot holes but at the same time producing nothing spectacular. Everything is a bit off. Great martial arts scenes but it doesn’t flow together or congeal into an exciting whole.
In the end this movie is all Scott Adkins. He produces, he writes, he acts, he fights. It all works to a certain degree but fails to grab you, or emotionally tie you to the film. I wouldn’t mind a sequel but hopefully with a larger budget to ratchet everything up a notch. An ok movie with some original scenes but nothing terribly memorable.