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A violent but principled criminal (Vince Vaughn) is arrested and sent to prison after a drug deal goes awry. He tries to serve his time peacefully, but ends up clashing with dealers, convicts, and a sadistic warden (Don Johnson). S. Craig Zahler wrote and directed this prison drama. Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Guiry, and Udo Kier co-star.~Ben Schultz
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great movie and amazing 4k!
Posted . Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
I heard a lot about this movie and picked it up on sale. Very happy to have watched it and now own it. Lots of great action and the picture looks amazing. While, there is no HDR on this release, it still looks amazing!
This is the first time i have seen Vince Vaughn in a more serious role, and i believe he does a great job! There is no doubt this movie has plenty of violence and difficult scenes to watch, but the action and story are pretty good.
Nice Picture & Audio on this Blu-ray edition. I opted for the Blu-ray this time as the word is that the blu-ray is comparable to the 4k edition.
I've never been much of a Vaughn fan so I was surprised that I enjoyed his portrayal as a low key badass as much as I did. Elements of this film reminded me of 70's exploitation fare without the Tarantino-twists.
It's simply a situation concerning imperfect people forced into a bad situation which generally spirals out of control & over the top. In this case a Badass in a BadAssed situation. Vince Vaughan is not a small man (est. 6'4" , 200+ lbs) & they play this up as much as possible resulting in some unflinching & convincing brutality.
As an aside, the soundtrack is a curious mixture of 70's soul etc.
I also recommend this Director, S. Craig Zahler's previous effort "Bone Tomahawk", which stars Kurt Russell,
especially if you enjoy gritty, exploitation-esque westerns.
All-in-all these are fun guy movies & I look forward to Zahler's next effort.