Death Pursuit – Movie Review
Director: James Clayton
Writer: Cooper Bibaud, Danny Mac (Screenplay)
Writer: James Clayton (Story)
- Vinnie Jones (Snatch)
- Lina Lecompte
- Philip Granger (Tucker and Dale vs Evil)
- Glenn Ennis (Watchmen)
- Lori Triolo (The 4400)
- James Clayton
Plot: After stealing millions in cash from sadistic mob boss Temple’s drug-dealing hideout. A thief finds a stowaway in his getaway car: Temple’s pregnant wife, Mia. Desperate to reclaim his cash and his unborn son. Temple sends out a squad of hit men and bounty hunters to bring in Mia and the thief. Speed, cleverness, and good aim give the duo a brief advantage, but how long will their luck hold out?
Runtime: 1 Hour 21 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Death Pursuit starts as a Thief (Clayton) rips off a sadistic mob boss Temple (Jones). As he looks to escape, he discovers Temple’s pregnant wife Mia (Lecompte) in the trunk of the car. He reluctantly agrees to help Mia find safety.
As the pair goes on the run, Temple places a bounty on his head of the Thief. He must use his skills to escape the different situations the pair find themselves in and escape Temple’s reign of terror.
Verdict on Death Pursuit
The Thief goes about his business in the shadows, eluding the gangster while completing his robbery. It looks like an easy job, but his getaway will see him needing to take risks. He will have to decide whether to help Mia or not, as he only wants the money and to get out of the country. This will see him needing to show his skills to stay ahead of everyone.
Temple is the sadistic mob boss who is hunting down his wife. He pushes his team to complete the job at hand, even if it means a suicide mission. Temple is relentless in how he goes about business.
Mia is Temple’s wife, she is pregnant and trying to escape from him. She has a plan which gets ruined, forcing her to work with the Thief to give her child a new safe life.
The supporting cast is mostly filled with characters trying to hunt down the pair on the run. The Frenchman is the standout of the bounty hunters, getting the most fight sequences.
James Clayton in the leading role, as the man of little words thief trying to get quick money. He gives the cool, calm collective figure in the film.
Vinnie Jones is the ruthless mob boss who works well. We know he can play this with his eyes closed, it is his strongest style of role.
Lina Lecompte does a good job in her role, standing up to the male figures in the battles they find themselves in.
Janvier Katabarwa is the stand out of the supporting cast, who are a string of different people trying to hunt down the Thief and Mia.
The story follows a thief that gets caught up in the middle of his latest job. Where he will need to make a decision on whether to help a ruthless mob boss’s wife escape or not. This leads to them getting hunted down as they race to safety.
The story will use the race across the open roads to create a timeline of who is ahead of who. Creating the pitstops they must face to recover from the previous battles. This does play out nicely, keeping everything tight, and letting the colourful characters come out of the shadows to get involved.
Death Pursuit is an action thriller following a thief that goes on the run with a pregnant mob boss’s wife. It will use the sneaky stealth mode for the opening sequences. Though it isn’t afraid to go in all guns a blazing for later fights. The car chases are solid and the fights involving The Frenchman are the highlights.
Where to Watch: Signature Entertainment presents Death Pursuit on Digital Platforms 12th September
Final Thoughts –Death Pursuit is an entertaining, fast-paced action movie.