“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.