Writer: Cinnamon Lion
Overall: 3.0 Out of 5
Cast: 3.5 Out of 5
Plot: 3.0 Out of 5
Effects: 3.0 Out of 5
Cinematography: 3.0 Out of 5
Watch this if you liked: “Only God Forgives”, “The November Man”
The Good, the Bad and the Riot:
• The movie is great if you're a white man/family, not so great if you're Asian; doesn't take much to derive who will win and who gets portrayed as merciless savages.
• However, the Asians in the movie aren't all portrayed as baddies or xenophobic as some do help the family with no intent to be involved in the bloodshed.
• The action scenes may leave audience exhausted but in a good way. The movie also manages to strike fear in the audiences' hearts with its intense pacing.
• Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson and Lake Bell give a good performance in the movie.
• The movie is banned in Cambodia as it is deemed insensitive to Cambodian culture, for example the usage of upside down Khmer words on the shields during the riot.
Cinema Online, 08 September 2015