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Aside from an opportunity to watch a mustachioed Nicolas Cage acting from under a wig and behind a prosthetic nose, Arsenal has depressingly little to offer.



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A powerful action thriller, ARSENAL tells the intertwining stories of the Lindel brothers, Mikey (Johnathon Schaech) and JP (Adrian Grenier), who had only each other to rely on growing up. As adults, JP found success as the owner of a construction company, while Mikey became a small-time mobster, mired in a life of petty crime. When Mikey is kidnapped and held for a ransom by ruthless crime boss Eddie King (Nicolas Cage), JP turns to the brothers' old pal Sal (John Cusack), a plain clothes detective for help. In order to rescue his brother, JP must risk everything and unleash his vengeance against King's relentless army of gangsters.

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Critic Reviews for Arsenal

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (9)

  • Nicolas Cage delivers one of his all too frequent cringe-making, extra-screamy, dial-a-psycho performances in this ultra-violent Southern noir.

    Feb 23, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • One to avoid.

    Feb 23, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • "You could argue that, at this point, [Nicolas Cage] is to 21st-century VOD fare what Wings Hauser was to '80s direct-to-video quickies."

    Jan 6, 2017 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

    Top Critic
  • The rest of Arsenal is dull, so why wouldn't Nicolas Cage be, too? Arsenal will make you see red, but never intentionally.

    Jan 6, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Despite solid acting (including John Cusack as a plainclothes detective), "Arsenal" is hobbled mainly by its director's histrionic tendencies.

    Jan 5, 2017 | Full Review…
  • 2017 already has a viable contender for Worst Movie of the Year.

    Jan 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Arsenal

  • Jan 07, 2017
    Unfortunately this was a dull and predictable movie that seem intent on doing nothing more than showing how far Nicholas Cage has sadly fallen.
    Ian W Super Reviewer

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