Close Range

2015

Action / Crime

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Scott Adkins as Colton MacReady
Caitlin Keats as Angela Reynolds
Nick Chinlund as Sheriff Jasper Calloway
Scott Evans as Deputy Logan
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Reviewed by The_Phantom_Projectionist 6 / 10

"Ain't nobody getting' killed here today but them!"

In between filming scenes of the upcoming UNDISPUTED IV, it seems as though director Isaac Florentine and karate torchbearer Scott Adkins decided to crank out an additional movie while they had the time. Shot on a low budget in only a couple of locations with a limited cast, CLOSE RANGE may be the most compact action film of 2015, but it's a pretty good one at that. While not the best work of either the director or the star, this is high quality time-wasting material that supplies all the thrills that action junkies and Adkins fans could want. Potentially the best DTV action title of the year.

The story: Following a rescue mission, a mercenary (Adkins) and his family are besieged on a rural homestead by the minions of a dangerous drug lord (Tony Perez).

For the most part, the film looks like something that Florentine would have filmed 15 years ago, before he achieved major cult fame. He's virtually exploiting himself here, from the pseudo-western vibe and corny dialogue to the condensed nature of the script. Running at a slim 85 minutes, CLOSE RANGE sticks pretty close to its adrenaline agenda and doesn't bother with things like character development, focusing instead on physical tension. It's the type of movie that drama snobs will hate, though it's also a step down from the level of storytelling that Florentine's become adept at. It's disappointing that the film's premise boils down to a white guy almost exclusively killing evil Latinos, and overall, I conclude that this one leaves less of an impression than almost any other picture the star and director have made together.

…Unless, of course, we're talking about the action scenes, for which the auteurs remain in top form. These scenes are an even balance of fights and shootouts, and both are exhilarating. The best of the gunfights take place within a home, at close quarters, with the shooters blazing at each other across furniture and through walls. The fights, though, are in a league of their own. Adkins has so many stellar matches under his belt that how these ones rank among the rest is a matter of opinion, but know that onwards from the very first fight – wherein Scott lays waste to seven thugs within a single extended camera shot – top effort has been made. These fights are potential star-makers, as Adkins finds some choice opponents in relatively unknown performers like Jimmy Chhiu, Craig Henningsen, and especially fight choreographer Jeremy Marinas. Occasional slow motion marginally taints some of the brawls, though their overall quality is strong enough to withstand this fault.

In a movie wherein the characters are stock, the setups are old hat, and the lines are recycled, what can still make it worth watching? In this one's case, the answer is gusto and talent. I emphasize how much this seems like something the filmmakers threw together as a side project, but the fact that it's Isaac Florentine doing the throwing means a lot. CLOSE RANGE is a short, fun trip to Actionville that I encourage all fans to take.

Reviewed by A_Different_Drummer 5 / 10

I tried to warn everyone

Let me be clear about this once again so there is no misunderstanding.

Adkins has potential. He can deliver. His work as Boyka in the Undisputed franchise was stellar and Undisputed 3 in particular is actually one of the best MMA films of all time.

In my various and sundry reviews for the IMDb, I pointed out that Adkin's film roles subsequent to Boyka were reflecting a downward career path.

For this observation I received the usual monkey-hammering of the NOT USEFUL key.

But this film says it all. Even the opening credits, done in the retro feel of the 1960s Italian Westerns (and you have to be of a certain age to know that!) tells you IN ADVANCE this is a B-movie, DTV production, done to generate cash flow and little else.

Adkins really deserves better.

The good news? There is another UNDISPUTED in the works, with the same production team.

We can only hope...

Reviewed by DareDevilKid 7 / 10

Scott Adkins Plays a Badass, and We Have Fun Again

Reviewed by: Dare Devil Kid (DDK)

Rating: 3.2/5 stars

Scott Adkins is cinema's reigning B-movie badass, and he again teams with his frequent director Isaac Florentine ("Undisputed II" and "Undisputed III", "Ninja", and "Ninja: Shadow of a Tear") for "Close Range", a neo-western in which the star displays his gifts for leaping in slow motion, roundhouse-kicking bad guys in the face, and stabbing crotches with belt-buckle blades.

Adkins plays an ex-military loner named Colt McCready (because, you know, he's ready for action) who rescues his kidnapped niece from Mexican drug lords and then must re-save her when those cartel villains show up in Arizona looking for an invaluable flash drive inadvertently taken by Colt.

That flimsy plot isn't enough to sustain even the film's fleeting 85 minutes, something Florentine had done admirably well in the aforementioned B-movie classics. Fortunately, Florentine pads his material with one combative set piece after another involving anonymous adversaries (who are pointlessly but hilariously given actual names), all of them marked by Adkins's use of lethal martial- arts moves and by hand-held camera-work that captures mayhem in lucid, up-close-and-personal long takes.

Like its star, whose facial expressions range from grimaces to scowls, "Close Range" is a one-note throwback infused with the spirit of Bronson's, Stallone's, Schwarzenegger's, Seagal's, Norris', and Van Damme's most brutal 70s and 80s kill-'em-all sagas. It's as unsubtle as a boot to the head, but its dour-and-campy lo-fi style is far preferable to the spastic flash of its big-budget genre compatriots.

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