Making a fleeting pass through cinemas en route to its natural home on DVD (it hits the shelves tomorrow), this meat-and-potatoes fare from B-movie stalwart Danny Trejo made trade-paper headlines last October when director Nick Lyon got into a legal battle with Robert Rodriguez's American United Media over ownership of the film. Such off-screen dramas are the only remarkable thing about a movie otherwise notable for its singular lack of distinguishing features. Trejo plays a ballsy cop who takes the law into his own hands (stop me if you've heard this one) when his grandson is kidnapped by drug dealers attempting to prevent the execution of their leader. The cast are wooden enough to make Trejo seem flexibly leathery, with staid action and robotic dialogue climaxing in a nastily triumphant celebration of the death penalty. At least on DVD you can hit the fast-forward button.
Bullet review – meat-and-potatoes thriller | Mark Kermode
Mark Kermode: Danny Trejo's ballsy cop takes the law into his own hands in this unremarkable crime movie
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