BROKEN

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes
Click to Expand Credits:

Always nice to see a little indie short show up Hollywood. In this case, filmmakers Alex Ferrari and Jorge Flores Rodriguez and crew have created a tight action-packed thriller exhibiting all of the shoot-em-up goodness of your typical Hollywood actioner…and it does it all in 20 minutes. Wow! Now you have all that extra time to finish building your ark.

A woman is abducted from her home only to wake up later tied to a chair in some boiler room, surrounded by snarling tough guys and an evil ringleader who confesses that they are all there for one reason – to kill her. They toy with the woman a bit, relishing the torture, but also providing ample time for a rescue attempt that blows up into an all out gunfight complete with plenty of splathappy gore. Rescue attempts are cool.

“Broken” looks great, sounds great and threatens to put a bullet between your eyes right from the get go. Can’t complain about that, especially if you’re an action nut with a short attention span. The story here is minimal, non-existent even, all the characters are present for a story, but they’re used instead as a simple set-up for good times bang bang action. Nothing is really explained and it doesn’t need to be – you have your bad guys, damsel in distress, hero and a shitload of ammunition. Have fun! “Broken” does however show that these filmmakers have the chops to pull off a pretty beefy feature length action flick if they so desire, and I’m sure they do. We eagerly await.



Posted on September 20, 2005 in Reviews by
Buffer


If you liked this article then you may also like the following Film Threat articles:
Popular Stories from Around the Web

Tell us what you're thinking...





Comments are governed by the Terms of Use of this Site. Click on the "Report Comment" link if you feel a comment is in violation of the Terms of Use, and the comment will be reviewed appropriately.