Kill 'em All

2012

Action / Crime / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 4.4 10 1255

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Johnny Messner as Gabriel
Chia-Hui Liu as Snakehead
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Reviewed by The_Phantom_Projectionist 7 / 10

"I want more. More freaks. More. More!"

Coming off the heels of other recent, impressive fight flicks like THE RAID and UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING is KILL 'EM ALL, the second film to receive a wide release from director Raimund Huber who's in the process of perfecting the style of Thailand-set, Thai-looking action films made by a westerner. In contrast to its direct competition, KILL 'EM ALL is relatively small in scale and has sections of the story which definitely could have been written better, but it's still a remarkable powerhouse of diverse fight choreography done right, relatively intriguing characters, and a well-executed premise.

The story: eight ace assassins are drugged, kidnapped, and awaken in an enclosed "killing chamber" where a voice over a loudspeaker (Gordon Liu) instructs them how they're expected to kill each other until only one remains. It will take ingenuity and persistence on their parts to find their way out of this alive.

The first half of this picture feels like a martial arts-themed take on Saw, with the characters stuck in the room and being subjected to the instructions that pit them in one-on-one showdowns. Though some of the assassins are obviously expendable (e.g. poor Erik Schuetz, still waiting for a good role), there's a good deal more genuine acting and personality-exposition going on during this part of the film than one might expect, resulting in the viewer being able to take a genuine interest in some of the fighters beyond their action scenes. The majority of the acting falls upon the only real thespian of the bunch, non-martial artist Johnny Messner, and while an okay character, I think he's the most detracting part of the film, having been written as overly talkative and sarcastic, especially in the second half. Additionally, while the second and more conventional half of the film might disappoint some viewers who had really gotten into the setup of the first half (for the record, I wasn't), it's the eventual reveal of the master plan behind the whole plot that's universally disappointing and that keeps the movie from a five-star rating.

However, like the best martial arts pictures, this one's fourteen fight scenes dutifully pick up the slack where the story falls short. Having seen the movie only recently, I can confidently state that karate flicks of the New Year have their work cut out for them in matching the action of KILL 'EM ALL. Much of it, of course, has to do with the fine casting of unique fighters. There are acrobatic tricksters (e.g. Rashid Phoenix), hard-edged muay thai exponents (e.g. Ice Chongko), physical powerhouses (e.g. the male lead henchman), realism-based hand-to-hand practitioners (e.g. the late karate god Joe Lewis), and several more. Equally important to the strength of the fights is the truly masterful choreography by star/fight wrangler Tim Man. While not every brawl in the film is a grade-A affair, Man shows great ingenuity in not only allowing each of the performers to play to their physical strengths and therein nullifying the need for stunt doubles, but also in matching the subsequent diverse styles of the fighters harmoniously: even for the final showdown when a methodical kickboxer (Ammara Siripong), a grounded kung fu practitioner (Gordon Liu), and an acrobatic fighter (Tim Man) are pitted in combat, no fighter has to modify his style for the others, resulting in a very unique match.

Personally, I think this feature is unique enough just for being the last movie of the departed Joe Lewis' sporadic film career, which had been hit & miss thus far but I'm glad that his last one could be a winner. Though he died just months before this one's DVD release at age 68, his performance is stellar: despite appearing heavyset and visibly aged, Lewis' character gets a look in his eyes when it's time to fight that makes you believe he's going to sincerely beat the stuffing out of someone, and his rough, practical moves back it up. This aspect and all the rest accumulate for a very good martial arts flick - definitely one of the best of last year.

Reviewed by gridoon2018 6 / 10

Pretty solid low-budget martial arts action

As one character in the film says, "this looks like a video game": essentially, it's fight-after-fight and level-after-level, until the survivors reach the big bad boss (genre veteran Gordon Liu). The setup is simple and familiar (have you seen "Mean Guns" from 1997?), but functional; the production values are low (after some exterior shots in the first 10 minutes, the entire movie takes place inside an abandoned, empty building). The martial arts action is competent, and occasionally impressive; some of Tim Man's moves, in particular, merit a rewind or two. Both he and Johnny Messner should be in more action films. The same goes for the female lead, Zom Ammara, who also has the best abs I've seen on any actress since Michelle Rodriguez in "Machete". There are a couple of no-holds-barred male vs. female fight scenes in this movie, including one with Tim Man vs. the powerful-looking Roongtawan Jindasing. **1/2 out of 4.

Reviewed by Greg Whilden 8 / 10

Solid martial arts entertainment flick......

I've been watching martial arts films for years. And this one rates a solid A for entertainment on my list. What brought me here to do this review was a google of the leading actress Ammara Siripong. A true and upcoming femme fetale. She and her body drove the movie forward. Fantastic stomach and abs that led the way from beginning to the end along with a cute face to follow. Good casting guys! From what I can see she's an up and coming bollywood star and I would like to see her in more of these kinds of flicks as she pulled off her part very well with martial arts moves and all. I've read the reviews which seem harsh for what this movie is. Yes it is action and fight scenes. But what do you expect from a martial arts flick? No it doesn't need a huge plot to drive it forward. Neither did many of Bruce Lee's movies. This one reminded me of a hybrid of Bruce's last movie Game of Death where he reached higher levels on his way to defeat greater fighter threats that presented themselves. I personally enjoyed the fight scenes as majority of the moves were believable with the exception of one big dude that Siripong was beating with bricks who would still almost not go down. Beyond that, no gravity flying kung fu masters who defy the laws of physics. Or Jackie Chan scenes where every inch of space is used to battle everything that comes after him. But a group of capable assassins with varying killing skills thrust into a situation of them against us. So for me the plot didn't need to be complex and the acting didn't need to be Oscar quality. I could understand all the English spoken and my brain didn't work overtime trying to figure out what was going on as many convoluted movies often force on you. Another good movie to check out is Van Damme's 6 Bullets.That has more of a plot although there are still a lot of holes for those that want to criticize. Again, these movies are action driven and the scenes either maintain your interest and carry you forward or lose it and leave you behind. For me this movie took me to a satisfying end.

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