Wild Card (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

Wild Card (2015)

TOMATOMETER

AUDIENCE SCORE

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

Wild Card Videos

Wild Card Photos

Movie Info

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.

Watch it now

Cast

Jason Statham
as Nick Wild
Milo Ventimiglia
as Danny DeMarco
Michael Angarano
as Cyrus Kinnick
Hope Davis
as Cassandra
Jean Claude Leuyer
as Julian Reeves
Greice Santo
as Cocktail Waitress
Lara Grice
as First Doctor
Darcy Allen
as Hotshot Dealer
Lee Perkins
as Mean Dealer
Billy Tilk
as Thug #1
Peter Antico
as Thug #2
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Wild Card

Critic Reviews for Wild Card

All Critics (53) | 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.

Full Review… | February 4, 2015
TheWrap
Top Critic

This film's tagline should be "Come for the stabbing, stay for the gabbing!"

Full Review… | January 30, 2015
RogerEbert.com
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 30, 2015
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 29, 2015
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 29, 2015
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 29, 2015
Toronto Star
Top Critic

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.

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer

Wild Card Quotes

Discussion Forum

Discuss Wild Card on our Movie forum!

News & Features