Saturday, May 30, 2020

A Clear Shot (2020) hits VOD June 2

Based on the Good Guys electronic store seige in 1991 A CLEAR SHOT tells the story of four Vietnamese youths who take over an electronics store and take 40 hostages. Mario Van Peebles plays the hostage negotiator trying to get everyone out.

A CLEAR SHOT is a good time passer. It is a reasonably well done thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat for its running time. To be certain the film has budgetary issues which makes some of the scenes look a tad anemic, but it over does it with heart and a forward momentum that makes you want to see what happens next.

If there is is any real problem it comes from star Mario Van Peebles. Normally a solid actor who raises to the occasion, here he seems to be phoning the performance in. While he is never bad he just never gives more than the absolute minimum for the role.  To be honest he is perfectly fine, but his lack of enthusiasm kind of undercuts his role in the climax.

Still A CLEAR SHOT entertains, which in this age of covid isolation makes it worth a VOD rental especially if you tire of big budget trash.

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