Assault On Wall Street (2013)
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A security guard for an armored truck, Jim (Dominic Purcell) is a blue-collar New Yorker who works hard to earn a living. His wages support himself and his wife Rosie (Erin Karpluk), who is on the upswing recovering from a near-fatal illness. Yet things start to fall apart after Rosie's health insurance stops covering her treatment and Jim's life savings are lost via a disastrous investment his stockbroker had advised him to make. As a row of professional and personal dominoes falls, Jim is
May 10, 2013 Limited
Jul 29, 2013
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The film seems inexplicably tame, the least interesting execution of a radical concept.
Boll spends so much time painting Jim into the corner required to "justify" his bonkers actions that once the film's fuse is irrevocably lighted, viewers may have already checked out.
This zeitgeist-tapping revenge fantasy doesn't deliver enough guilty pleasures.
Seemingly inspired by "Taxi Driver" with its security guard stand-in for Travis Bickle wasting Wall Street brokers who are arguably worse than the pimps in "Taxi Driver".
Because it wouldn't be Boll if there wasn't borderline irresponsible storytelling.
Possibly the only director on the planet who has garnered a strange recognition through utter infamy, Boll engages in a weirdly raw and rowdy subversive ideological descent into the dysfunctionally dark recesses of US culture.
...the age of being offended by this sort of thing might also be long-gone: the only question on viewers' minds during the film's violent climax is how exactly Boll was able to get so much shoddy footage on location.
Audience Reviews for Assault On Wall Street
- Jim: I'm still alive and free and I promise I will keep killing. They should all know that I am out there, a soldier of the people and if the government, the prosecutors and the judges fail on their duty, I will not fail on mine.
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