Movie Review Running With The Devil (15)

Wednesday, 12 February 2020  |  Admin

Movie Review

Running With The Devil (15)

1hr 40mins

Crime Drama Thriller

Written and Directed by Jason Cabell (Directorial debut) and starring Nicolas Cage, Laurence Fishburne, Leslie Bibb and Barry Pepper.

What's the Plot?

A large batch of cocaine smuggled from Mexico to Canada through the United States is mysteriously lost along the way. The head of the drug cartel instructs his two assistants, Cook and Man, to figure out where and what exactly went wrong. Cook and Man must check the entire chain of international drug trafficking, crossing borders while trying to slip away from the feds.

Any Good?

Rotten Tomatoes reported that 24% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 21 reviews.

IMDB Metascore (Critics) Rating 4.2/10 (between 2.5-7/10)

IMDB User Rating 5.4/10

MGN Review

Some positivity and I can understand why but for me there are too many characters and none are actually worth investing in, so when some are bumped off, even some main characters, I wasn't really bothered.

Does that make it a bad film, no but it does make it a bit of a cobbled together umpteen scene film that will soon be forgotten.

As it is the Directors first effort, I'll give him some leaway. It is far from Cages straight to dvd/stream worse efforts, but thats not saying much.

Just about watchable, if nothing else to do.

MGN Rating 6/10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF96ePDER1Q

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