ABC Film Challenge – Action Movies – A – Assassin (2015)

Director: J.K. Amalou

Writer: J.K. Amalou (Screenplay)

Starring: Danny Dyer, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Deborah Moore, Holly Weston, Natalia Ryumina

 

Plot: Ruthless killer for hire (Danny Dyer) breaks the rules of his profession and falls for a beautiful young woman. Discovering the notorious gangland brothers (Martin & Gary Kemp) had hired him to kill her father, his world breaks down and he must turn against his criminal employers and their gang to save the woman he loves.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Straight to DVD for a Reason

 

Story: Assassin starts as we see just how slick Jamie (Dyer) an assassin in London can be, he works for the Alberts John (Gary Kemp), Lee (Martin Kemp) who hire him for one a new job, but Jamie breaks the rules he put in place by having Chloe (Weston) distract him into falling in love.

When Chloe has a connection to the latest job, Jamie’s escape plan goes out the window and he is left to watch over her and see what his employees would do with her.

 

Thoughts on Assassin

 

Characters/PerformanceJamie is an assassin in and around London, he is good at his job but falls in love risking his reputation and life. John and Lee Alberts are the gangsters gone clean well they claim to have. Chloe is the druggie stripper that Jamie falls in love with who also puts up a fight when wanting to know the truth.

Performance wise, Danny Dyer isn’t known for his acting ability and it shows here as he struggles to pull off the leading role. The Kemp brothers are both filled with menace through the film but Holly Weston does struggle in the leading lady role.

StoryThe story of an assassin breaking his rules and having a hit put out on him is a story we have all seen before, it is fine, it works and this follows those trends easily without doing anything fresh.

ThrillerWe kind of figure out the routine here, we are interesting on seeing what happens to the characters involved.

SettingsLondon is a popular setting for the gangs and assassins storyline which works in places but we never see any of the iconic locations used.

Final ThoughtsI think the audience for this film will be Danny Dyer fans only, the genre has way better options out there.

 

Overall: Not one of the better assassin films around.

Rating

 

 

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