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Wild Card Reviews

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Grant Rollings
Sun Online
January 2, 2016
It was a risk asking Statham to do more than just bash baddies... it kind of pays off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
December 18, 2015
It ain't anything new, but it's entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
May 1, 2015
Much of the climactic energy is focused on a series of trumped-up, ultraviolent fight sequences. Most of the narrative depth gets lost in the process.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 23, 2015
Piles of noirish exposition get the better of Jason Statham in this unpleasantly retrograde crime drama. What happened in Vegas should have stayed there.
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
March 23, 2015
Unjustly ignored.
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
March 22, 2015
Heaven knows what Brian De Palma (originally slated to direct) would have made of it, but nuts-and-bolts man Simon West, with whom Statham remade The Mechanic, keeps things simple.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
March 20, 2015
Wild Card clearly has aspirations beyond the beat-em-up genre. But it sorely lacks any connection between the characters and the viewer, failing to establish and relatable moments to rouse our interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Damon Wise
Radio Times
March 19, 2015
The fight scenes are deadpan and electric, as they should be in a Statham film, but the attempts at comedy and pathos are sorely misjudged in a loose-knit storyline that simply ambles to an underwhelming conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
March 19, 2015
It might have high-rolling credentials, but Wild Card is bluffing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent
March 19, 2015
[It's] offbeat and entertaining enough to stand a fair chance of achieving cult status in future years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kate Muir
Times [UK]
March 19, 2015
Bar. Big breasts. Bodyguard. Jason Statham! Cockney, mate. Vegas, innit?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike McCahill
Guardian
March 19, 2015
It emerges, alas, as a compromise, hedging its bets between cheery, characterful Ocean's-ish caper and brute-force beat-'em-up; we're offered helpings of both, but not enough of either to satisfy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
March 19, 2015
Ideal Statham - see 2002's The Transporter - is a gent, a man of few words who cleaves to a certain way of doing things. The hero he gives us here is just a little too close to a thug, a braggart and a loser. It won't do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
March 19, 2015
Jason Statham may be playing essentially the same character he always plays, but this noir-style thriller has a somewhat groovier tone thanks to the Las Vegas setting...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nikki Baughan
The List
March 18, 2015
With Wild Card, Statham may finally have overplayed his hand.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Max Nicholson
IGN Movies
February 18, 2015
As for the actual plot, it's a tedious and wonky affair, packed with typical crime-thriller elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
February 13, 2015
Statham remake is violent and contemplative, not thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Travis Hopson
Examiner.com
February 10, 2015
Too often it's hard to figure where the story of this hard luck hero is going, or if it's going anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
February 5, 2015
A pulpy, enjoyable caper filled with unexpected plot twists and memorable characters, even when they only get a few lines of dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Top Critic
James Rocchi
TheWrap
February 4, 2015
It's hard to not feel a slight sense of disappointment when what looks like a steaming hot slab of fresh action filmmaking hot off the grill turns out to be microwaved leftovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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