27 September 2023

Death Pursuit

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Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

Director: James C. Clayton, Defiant Screen Entertainment.

Favoured British tough guy Vinnie Jones stars in this full-speed thriller that features an old-school, ‘80s style actioner boasting jaw-dropping stunts.

The plot is straightforward. A Thief (James Clayton, Genesis Code, Residue, A.M.I.), who only looks out for number one, finally pulls off his long-gestating heist: the robbery of a psychotic crime lord, Temple (Jones, I Am Vengeance: Retaliation, X-Men: The Last Stand, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Escape Plan).
The plan goes off without a hitch until he discovers a stowaway in his getaway car ― Temple’s wife, Mia (Lina Lecompte, Rogue, Charmed). Not only that, but Temple’s elite assassin, the deadly and mysterious man known simply as The Frenchman, is hot on their heels.

As Temple is in hot pursuit, the thief is torn between making a quick getaway … or taking a risky detour to help Mia escape her husband’s abusive grasp.

Death Pursuit opens in a scrap yard as rivalry is full-on between attackers. While that’s underway, the Thief sneaks in and helps himself to stacks of cash from unprotected piles. His exit, however, becomes a little more problematic.

While screenwriters Cooper Bibaud and Danny Mac (Love/Hate, Heel Kick!) pack the opening with action, actor-turned-director Clayton makes his directorial debut, delivering some good fights and acceptable car chases in Death Pursuit.

Fans of films like The Transporter, Getaway and Drive should buckle up for an entertainingly untamed ride!

Death Pursuit has been launched on digital and DVD

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