The Aggression Scale (2012) - Action, Crime, Thriller

Hohum Score

27

Watchable

Four heavily armed hitmen and two unusual teenagers go to war over $500,000 of stolen cash.

IMDB: 5.9
Director: Steven C. Miller
Stars: Ryan Hartwig, Fabianne Therese
Length: 85 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 3 out of 30 found boring (10%)

One-line Reviews (21)

This is a tense, suspenseful and violent movie nicely directed by Steven C.

Altogether a very enjoyable movie and a fascinating concept that I hope can be expanded upon in more films to come.

A worthy effort but a bit slow to get going.

But it's a starting point that's suitable to weave a fascinating concept around.

Instead of slow, dialog-heavy scenes there needed to be a bit more action and a better attempt at setting up the family's situation.

If you haven't seen this film, I highly recommend it.

turns out the movie had me on the edge for a good time.

And the big bald guy had a really intriguing depth to his character.

To say that I thought the plot was predictable would be an understatement.

Things that bug me about the movie: Made-for-TV quality acting / Special Effects that are truly "special" / Stereotypical cute-but-useless girl/sister that causes more problems than she solves / Rampant and unnecessary/pointless murdersEverything else, you know what?

The main failing of the film was the slow beginning.

I frigg'n LOVE Ray Wise (he was just about THE best actor in 'TP' with Bobby being the 2nd - He really blew rings around the dull-@ss James character!

I know but I really enjoyed it.

I found them extremely intriguing, odd, and interesting.

All in all a decent thriller movie, that can be entertaining

Fun, Suspenseful, and Very Entertaining...

There are very few moments which are really gruesome but overall movie is so tacky and pretentious that it loses its focus.

The Aggression Scale is a pointless film about a mob boss, who sends his team to close some unfinished business.

It has nothing special, the story is boring.

The likes of Ray Wise, Derek Mears and in particular Dana Ashbrook make for some unpleasant bad guys, the sort you'll love to hate, while Ryan Hartwig's maladjusted young lead is atypical and intriguing, a true antihero who the scriptwriter doesn't bother trying to make sympathetic.

The Aggression Scale represents the worst Hollywood has to offer and it's mind boggling that a company would even agree to make something as bad as this.