22 Bullets (2013)
Average Rating: 5.1/10
Reviews Counted: 12
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 7
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Release Date: Nov 8, 2013 Limited
Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 2,258
Retired gangster Charlie Matte´ (Jean Reno) embarks on a violent quest for revenge after being pumped full of bullets by his former associates, and left for dead in this pulpy crime thriller from director Richard Berry. Few men could survive having 22 bullets tear through their flesh, but somehow Charlie has managed to get back on his feet. Upon discovering there is a price on his head Charlie sets out to learn who signed his death warrant as police work to track down his would-be-killers. When
Nov 8, 2013 Limited
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As violent as this mob thriller is, it also has a terrific sense of its central characters, focussing on strong emotions and moral decisions. And even though it's overcomplicated, the result is a sleek and very classy.
Without a compelling plot to hold our attention, this only amounts to an impressively bloody bullet-a-thon: 22 seems a very conservative estimate...
An unremarkable French thriller that feels like a Seventies Charles Bronson effort.
When the chief baddie both stutters and slaughters puppies, you know you're in trouble.
A stylish but desperately uneven French thriller that's clearly trying to be the next Godfather. Alas, it never comes close.
A generic, derivative gangster yarn.
Its many memorable characters, adrenalin-charged action sequences and heart-stopping car chases make for a guilty pleasure.
22 Bullets is neatly acted, nicely made and boasts complex characters that have depth.
An uneven stew of character development, violence and sub-Top Gear car chases. Disappointing.
There are few surprises but the blood-spattered action is handled with aplomb and Reno manages to keep a straight face when obliged to deliver the occasional lecture on morality.
In the end 22 Bullets fails to live up to its potential by descending into a series of 'hits' that, whilst they carry a perverse level of justice that is satisfying on one level, end up diluting the film's sense of character and pathos.
Audience Reviews for 22 Bullets
- Charlie Matte├»: Friends until after death.
- Marie Goldman: Alright. I'll give it a try.
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