Close Range (2015) - Action, Crime, Thriller

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A rogue soldier turned outlaw is thrust into a relentless fight with a corrupt sheriff, his obedient deputies, and a dangerous drug cartel in order to protect his sister and her young daughter.

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Scott Adkins, Nick Chinlund
Length: 80 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 9 out of 47 found boring (19.14%)

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Positive + Scott as main actor in Western Actioner Close Range + Effective Fights, well choreographed + A lot of well directed gun shots + Creative Action Scene in the middle of the movie + fast paced, no slow downs + Good atmosphere musicNegative - Too short (79 Minutes without Credits) - End was disappointing, i was hoping for a final fight - Not so much spectacular Martial Arts ( Jumping Backkick and that's it)All in one it was a very entertaining Actioner with the Action Maestro Scott Adkins himself.

The film clocks in right at 82 minutes, but it's above average action packed 82 minutes.

Running at a slim 85 minutes, CLOSE RANGE sticks pretty close to its adrenaline agenda and doesn't bother with things like character development, focusing instead on physical tension.

It's dumb, pale and boring.

Close Range dispenses with most of this and gives the fans what they want: thrilling and well-choreographed fight and action scenes.

The hand to hand combat scenes is fast-paced and entertaining.

However, it soon becomes the tedious cat-and-mouse between MacReady, the Mexican mafia and unsavory cop.

The drawn out climax scene was laughable.

In a movie wherein the characters are stock, the setups are old hat, and the lines are recycled, what can still make it worth watching?

If your someone who wants a fast paced, pure action film served rated R, done with no CGI and real stunts, your thirst for some real action will be satisfied.

I can't say the same for the gun play though, it was kind of dull and dragged on a bit.

Alas that's even more ridiculous than the repetitive fights because you can clearly tell everyone is using blanks.

Close Range tries to spice the bland drama with misguided style.

Close Range is an entertaining and streamlined outing and another feather in their already well-plumed caps.

Reviewers complain about bad acting, bad script, stupid gang bangers, lack of plot.

The shooting scenes in the house became boring indeed.

The film is written well enough to keep you entertained and prevent boredom, while not being mysterious or keeping you on the edge of your seat.

The only purpose seemed to be to empty the weapons so the characters would need to engage in hand-to-hand combat.

"High Voltage" director Isaac Florentine's straightforward, formulaic, B-movie melodrama "Close Ranger" qualifies as a nimble, fast-paced thriller that displays Scott Adkins' enviable martial arts skills.

a cheap, lazy, dull, boring, pointless movie.

That's pretty dull.

Adkins served as executive producer of this predictable but exciting low-budget, nonsense brimming with stock stereotypes.

Florentine and Adkins stage several adrenaline-laced shootouts, close-quarters combat encounters, and vehicle chases.

Not Isaac Florentine's best for sure, but decent and entertaining.