• Warning: Spoilers
    UNDER THE GUN is an extremely low budget martial arts thriller from Australia and a vehicle for acclaimed (at least by me) martial artist Richard Norton, who gets a ton of screen time here. The limited budget is revealed in the way that the entire film takes place in a dark nightclub over the course of one night. Norton plays the desperate owner who has to contend with mafia members, Triads, pimps, and various gangster-style goons and rivals who are determined to rob him and see him dead. What follows is a forgettable story packed with solid fight scenes that show off Norton at his athletic and creative best. Even better, there's plenty of humour here too, allowing Norton to turn on his trademark charm. It's a nice little film overall, and a lot of fun.