With audiences jaded by the usual sex and splatter, do the filmmakers have no qualms about juicing up proceedings with edgy but troubling material which clearly needs more conscientious handling? Apparently not.
A montagem eficiente, com transições intrigantes, confere ritmo ao filme, que também se beneficia com a atuação surpreendentemente intensa de Walker. Pena que o roteiro seja tão implausível e o final, tão absurdamente ridículo.
You suspect you're in for a violent film when it opens with several balaclava-faced men in black bursting in on a group of thugs whose conversation is limited to constructions around the words ****** or whore. With "Running Scared " your suspicions would
Presumably patterned after Robert Rodriguez's Sin City, but substantially more graphic, there is surely an audience for this empty brutality, but you would not want to know anyone to whom this picture appeals.
If you love over-stylized gunshots and action sequences, Running Scared is likely to be one big ol' kinetic romp of bloody fun that'll have you pulling out the Kleenex and appreciating all over the place.
The film's moral compass swings wildly out of control, blanketed in all manner of hyper-violent digital gore effects and a thick, black nausea of the soul. It's not even fun watching the monsters get their just deserts; it's just depressing.