War Revolver

  |  Buy to Own: 02/06/2008
  |  209 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Double-bill of action/thrillers. In 'War' (2007), after his partner is brutally murdered by the infamous assassin Rogue (Jet Li), FBI agent Jack Crawford (Jason Statham) vows to find the elusive killer and personally avenge his partner's death. But Rogue proves untraceable until three years later when he resurfaces to ignite a bloody turf war between Chinese mob leader Chang (John Lone) and Japanese Yakuza boss Shiro (Ryo Ishibashi). Eager to capture Rogue once and for all, Crawford leads his team of crime specialists headlong into the conflict. But Crawford's thirst for vengeance jeopardises his professional judgement, and as the violence escalates, he finally comes face to face with his enemy only to discover that nothing about Rogue or his plan is quite what it seems. In director Guy Ritchie's 'Revolver' (2005), Jake Green (Jason Statham) is a hotshot gambler, long on audacity and short on common sense. He's rarely allowed to play in any casino these days because he's dangerous - he's a winner. One night Jake and his two older brothers, Billy (Andrew Howard) and Joe (Stephen Walters), are invited to sit in on a private game. A game that is fixed for Jake to lose to Macha (Ray Liotta), a top dog crime boss and casino owner who can't play for squat, but always wins because you just aren't allowed to lose to him. But Jake isn't afraid of Macha and not only beats him in a quick game of chance, but also takes every possible opportunity to throw insults. As Jake and his brothers leave the game, Macha puts out the order for a hit on Jake. However, a twist of fate gets Jake working for a pair of brothers, who just happen to have their own agenda for Macha.