Riot 2015 Review: The film offers nothing new in the form of originality, or clever filmmaking

Cop Jack Stone robs a Russian mob bank to end in the same prison as the mob boss killing Jack’s wife. An inmate helps him as does a reporter. Lots of fights.

Action flick starring Matthew Reese, Dolph Lundgren, Danielle Chuchran and former UFC champion Chuck Liddell. It was directed by John Lyde; and written by Lyde and first time feature film writer Spanky Dustin Ward. The film tells the story of a police officer, that purposefully gets himself arrested; in order to take down the imprisoned Russian kingpin that murdered his family. The movie’s clichéd, but it has it’s moments.

Jack Stone (Reese) is a cop, who’s obsessed with revenge against a Russian kingpin, named Balam (Chuck Liddell); who had his family killed. Balam runs his business from behind bars; in a heavily guarded prison cell. So stone stages a bank robbery, just to have himself arrested. Once he’s locked-up, he finds aid from two undercover cops inside (Lundgren and Chuchran).

Riot (Nha Giam Dia Nguc) offers nothing new in the form of originality, or clever filmmaking. The stars are entertaining to watch though, and the fight scenes are decent enough. It’s not a film you’ll probably remember for very long, after you finish watching it, but it is a fun time while you’re viewing it. It’s at least as entertaining as I was expecting it to be.

Author: Duong VR

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