The Set Up (1995)

R   |    |  Action, Drama, Thriller


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Charlie Thorpe, a security systems expert, gets caught during a robbery. When he is released from jail he is hired by a bank owner to design a fool proof system during the refurbishing of a... See full summary »

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20 July 2014 | NickyCee
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| READ MY REVIEW -- Will Make You Sick to Your Stomach
I wonder why are there so few reviews and so little discussion about this movie? At first, it's seems like a typical 1995 b-movie with the exact feel from that era. It started off great. Nicely filmed, starring Billy Zane (normally an excellent actor), James 'freakin' Coburn! Yes, Our Man Flint himself. How can it go wrong? Oh, man does it go wrong.

I caught it for free on Amazon Prime and I should have been paid to watch it. I suggest that you get together with a group of friends with your remote handy. Every time someone in the cast does something that is completely foreign to what a normal human who lives on earth would do, take a shot of beer. By the end of the movie, you and all your friends will be rip- roaring drunk and projective vomiting on each other between fits of laughter. For extra credit, have a bottle of jack Daniels handy. Every time one of the characters makes an unfulfilled threat such as: "You have (fill in blank) seconds to (fill in blank: Do something) or I'm going to (fill in blank: Do you some manner of harm)" and then doesn't do ANYTHING AT ALL, please take a shot. It will add to the hilarity. Examples - Direct Quote: "If I don't see her in exactly five seconds, I'm going to kill you!" 1-2-3-4-5. Nothing. Direct Quote: "If you ever touch me again, I'll kill you!" The guy touches him again MULTIPLE TIMES yet doesn't get killed. This happens over and over and over and over again. All kidding aside, who is the writer of this movie? There is no way he has ever written a movie.

Horrific writing, truly absurd plot twists, a serious gem of stupidity and cliché movie-making. Should most definitely be part of any bad movie aficionado arsenal!

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