Age of Kill (2015) – A Revisited Quick Capsule Review

Age of Kill (2015) – A Revisited Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Richwater Films, the UK’s leading indie film producer, delivers another solid if unspectacular action thriller this time featuring former singer and Kray twin Martin Kemp as an ex-MI6 agent forced to kill to protect his family.  It’s a brisk sub 90 minutes through seedy London, with some reasonable action, a fast pace and driven with some good visuals.  The script could be tighter, the acting better but overall it’s worth a watch.

Best Bit: Kemp

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Vendetta, We Still Kill The Old Way, Rise Of The White Collar Hooligan

 


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Blog: Age Of Kill – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Age Of Kill – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Richwater Films, the UK’s leading indie film producer, delivers another solid if unspectacular action thriller this time featuring former singer and Kray twin Martin Kemp as an ex-MI6 agent forced to kill to protect his family.  It’s a brisk sub 90 minutes through seedy London, with some reasonable action, a fast pace and driven with some good visuals.  The script could be tighter, the acting better but overall it’s worth a watch.

Best Bit: Kemp

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Vendetta, We Still Kill The Old Way, Rise Of The White Collar Hooligan

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Blog: All Things Film – Age of Kill (2015) Reviewed

Blog: All Things Film – Age of Kill (2015) Reviewed

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The latest offering from Jonathan Sothcott’s Richwater Films is this tidy little actioner staring Martin Kemp in the title role of Sam Blake, a black ops sniper who has been retired following a botched job.

Sam’s quiet life quickly starts to dissolve around him when his girlfriend is killed by a sniper and his daughter is kidnapped, so far so “Taken” I hear you cry, where this differs from the Neeson film is that the kidnapper has given Sam six hours to kill six apparently unrelated people or his daughter will die.  As morals diminish and murders increase, Sam quickly teams up with the fantastic April Pearson (last seen in the original series of “Skins”) who is also at the beck and call of the kidnapper to assassinate the six targets and rescue Sam’s daughter before it’s too late.

As with recent Richwater Films, the assembled supporting cast is what helps the film rise above the usual DTV fare with the likes of Dexter Fletcher, Bruce Payne, Patrick Bergin, Nick Moran and the always terrifying Philip Davis all in fine form, however, this film belongs to Martin Kemp and it is fantastic to see him chewing the scenery as the rugged and weary sniper who will do anything to save his daughter.

The direction is snappy and the cinematography is stylish while the production value far exceeds the budget of the film, Kemp flexes his action muscles and is convincing in the well choreographed action scenes, especially in a standout scene involving a helicopter.

I for one hope like other recent Richwater hits Vendetta and We Still Kill The Old Way, that Age of Kill will be deserving of a sequel.

 

Author: Matt Duddy

 

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