House Of The Rising Sun (2011)
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There's potential for a by-the-numbers underworld detective story. Unfortunately, that potential never is realized in Miller's film, a flaccid and convoluted tale of double-crosses.
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Brian A. Miller decides to go with a wrestler as his lead and ends up with House of the Rising Sun, a bland piece of crap.
Not even an 80+ minute run time helps this film finish quickly. The story unfolds as a slow burn, and while it isn't the worst movie ever written, things fail miserably to entertain. The dialogue is mediocre, all the story elements are predictable, and the characters are forgettable.
The action is undistinguished and it never stands out. There is no sense of urgency to be seen or thrills with any of it. Ultimately, it all just blends in with the rest of the film. Top it all off with a constantly playing soundtrack that gets wearisome rather quickly.
Dave Bautista is too conservative with his character and that leads to an emotionless hero. Obviously, this is not a good thing. Amy Smart does try to rouse things up, but she can only do so much with her limited screen time.
From top to bottom, House of the Rising Sun is a disappointing watch. Next please.
A rather predictable piece of trash that brings nothing new to the table. Lots of poor acting rom Dave Bautista and surprisingly Amy Smart. The only performance worth noticing is by Dominic Purcell, who is nothing short of sensational.
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