Icarus (Dolph Lundgren is The Killing Machine) (2009)

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A former KGB assassin finds his attempt to start a new life in Vancouver complicated after his identity is exposed, and the Russian Mafia targets his family for death. To his family and friends, Edward Genn (Dolph Lundgren) was a shrewd investment broker and devoted father; to Russian gangsters he always remained "Icarus," the one assassin who never missed a mark. When Icarus' former enemies make the fatal mistake of kidnapping his family, his killer instincts take over once again.
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R
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Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Cast

Dolph Lundgren
as Edward Genn/Icarus
Bo Svenson
as Vadim
David Lewis
as Mr. Graham
Katelyn Mager
as Taylor
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A well advertised Dolph action flick in local London papers to tie in with 'The Expendables' release of course but I'm afraid like many other flicks made by some of these aging hulking stars this film is pretty average, though not terrible. Dolph does what he does best here (hence...The Killing Machine), he shoots and beats people to death whilst being indestructible, just like Seagal, JCVD etc.. The plot is the usual unoriginal tale of a lone assassin who wants to leave his field of work but is dragged back in and double crossed *yawn!*. While this is a straight to DVD release its not as bad as recent Seagal offerings which have been dreadful. This is actually quite stylish with hand held cam work and gun fights that are well edited with good special effects and stunt work. There are some nice fisticuffs through out which do look visually solid and show Dolph still retains good levels of fitness and also retains his excellent physical and facial good looks. Shame its all just very very predictable and a little dull at times, this whole genre is highly saturated with many clones so if you want your movie to stand out you gotta make sure its special. Just having Dolph as an invincible fighting force is rather redundant and dated I'm afraid, even for the biggest fanboy. Films like this worked back in the day when these guys were a bit more unique and the cream of Hollywood action flicks. These days they just seem stale and old hat, this kinda stuff doesn't really work anymore guys, hence straight into the deep DVD bargain basement bin. Mind you this effort is much more agreeable than most and shows an attempt at some innovative action thriller filmmaking, relatively slick in parts.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

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It's Hitman meets The Bourne Identity. It's a stylish, hard-rocking, riveting and pulse-pounding action-thriller. A tremendously fast, furious, wickedly entertaining and relentlessly cool film that packs a wallop. It's loaded with explosive non-stop action and sizzling suspense from start to finish. A strong action film with great characters, gun battles, fight scenes and a solid story. A thrilling, very exciting and intense adrenaline-rush of an action flick. It's sharp and well-crafted. Dolph Lundgren has never been better, he is kicking ass and showing great star power in his directional feature. Lundgren has crafted another well done action film, he's on a role with these great flicks like The Russian Specialist. Missionary man and Command performance. A great action star and great action director. Icarus is an awesome and really cool movie.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

Icarus or Eddie is a former KGB agent who accepts hit jobs to supplement his income. Of course such a profession is fraught with difficulties, and sure enough, Eddie's enemies put out a contract on him. The movie is about Eddie killing his way through the bad guys and trying to save his family.

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