Wild Card

2015

Wild Card (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Hardcore Jason Statham fans may enjoy parts of Wild Card, but all other action aficionados need not apply.

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Simon West directs this remake of the 1987 Burt Reynold action thriller in this Sierra/Affinity production starring Jason Statham as a paid enforcer who goes after a gang leader when a group of thugs beat up a personal friend. William Goldman provides the script.

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Critic Reviews for Wild Card

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (14)

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.

Feb 4, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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This film's tagline should be "Come for the stabbing, stay for the gabbing!"

Jan 30, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

There will be abundant laying waste of unworthy opponents, and the groans you hear will not be his.

Jan 30, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Slow-motion knockouts follow, with Mr. Statham as sure-fisted as ever, but the "Expendables" director Simon West can only summon dead air in between.

Jan 29, 2015 | Full Review…

Sadly, "Wild Card" is no royal flush, no full house, no three of a kind. A bust is I think the term I'm searching for.

Jan 29, 2015 | Full Review…

No stranger to piloting action films, West allows the yarn to unwind at a perfectly measured pace.

Jan 29, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wild Card

Statham is as Statham does and if that's all you look for in a movie then you'll be intermittently pleased with this Heat remake. But if you're looking for a movie that even in the slightest knows what it's about, I'd suggest you look elsewhere.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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The prolific writer William Goldman is the reason to see this typical Jason Statham thriller, all about Las Vegas and dreams deferred. While nothing unusual happens, the insightful dialogue carries the piece. As well, Statham himself is seen perhaps to be better than his action hero cutout character designation, only lacking the proper vehicle.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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Generic and fairly mundane, Wild Card is an underwhelming action film. When one of his friends is beaten and raped Nick Wild, a private security specialist, tracks down the man responsible and helps his friend get her revenge. Jason Statham leads the cast, but gives a pretty rote performance. In fact, none of the acting is particularly good. And the plot is unfocused, shifting between three seemingly unrelated storylines. Wild Card is mildly entertaining at times, but overall it's a rather forgettable film.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

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Nick: I can take care of things, that's all you need to know. Jason Statham has plenty of talent. Best known as an English tough guy, Statham may not have what some want to call range, but he does know how to direct his energy and inherent charisma into different shades of somewhat similar performances (the dichotomy between The Transporter and Crank is a perfect example). It is promising to learn that Statham took on Wild Card as a personal project, in which he could utilize the skills that he has, putting them into a character drama, which happens to have some action. Unfortunately, too much of this film is dull and plodding, with some questionable performances, and a lack of cohesion, given what the film eventually amounts too. read the whole review at thecodeiszeek.com

Aaron Neuwirth
Aaron Neuwirth

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