25 May 2014 | bob-rutzel-1
Could have been good
Contract Workers (read Killers) Roxi (Osment) and Veronica (Cheriqui) are sent by Mother (Gina Gershon) on a mission to take a car to a certain location. Seems simple enough until they have a flat tire and need to look in the trunk. What they see changes everything.
This could have been pretty good had the Director not fooled around with loud, uncomfortable music and inserting scene shots as thought they were bullets throughout. This was most distracting and gave off that cheesy vibe. The dialogues and acting were pretty good. Okay, we do get a little tired of Gina Gershon curling her lips when the camera is on her. Quite distracting.
Originally, I thought this would be about female assassins, but this story didn't go that way. Maybe in another movie with the Roxie and Veronica, who are pretty good together.
This story takes a page from a Jason Statham movie SAFE and if you have seen that movie, then you know what this is all about. Kind of.
The title is misleading. Cleaners are people who clean up crime scenes or bodies from crime scenes. Here the crime scenes were created. See?
There are a lot of hand-to-hand fights and they are very good. No CGI.
It was the uncomfortable music and scene shots that came in like a Gatling Gun that proved too over the top. (4/10)
Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: Yes.