Assassination Games (2011)

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Two assassins agree to work together as one tries to avenge his wife and the other collect a reward for a job.


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  • Jean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins in Assassination Games (2011)
  • Scott Adkins in Assassination Games (2011)
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10 August 2014 | refinedsugar
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| Of Turtles and Vengeance
When corrupt Interpol agents spring a powerful drug dealer from prison and put a hefty price on his head in hopes of luring out their former #1 contract hit-man that they want dead who has a dark history with said drug dealer and another elite assassin is in the mix, you know things are about to get … complicated.

Jean Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins in a film called Assassination Games and here's the rub. Its not the type of flick you're picturing in your head. Okay maybe that's a half truth. The prerequisite elements are within. Guns, death, fisticuffs, deception, etc and it gets off to a brief but predictable action start, but then slow city. Between Van Damme's detached, solitary arch of a (hit)man and Adkins broken past, there's a lot of drama and the pacing is monumentally slow. No wham, bam thank you ma'am. Its nearly two hours long.

Shot down and out in Romania, much of the film's backdrop isn't visually intensive / interesting. That doesn't mean it isn't well shot however. Watched in SD, felt like HD. Acting wise, the two leads acquit themselves fine and some of the supporting cast actually stood out. The story could be more exciting and/or shorter, but as it is, Assassination Games finds itself not at the bottom of either stars resumes, but hardly at the top neither.

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Release Date:

19 January 2012

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, Hong Kong, Romania

Filming Locations

MediaPro Studios, Bucharest, Romania

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,784

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