(USA, 2006, 89 minutes)

A professional hitman learns he’s been poisoned with an exotic lethal drug cocktail that will kill him unless he keeps adrenaline flowing, and must stay alive long enough to get the man who did it. Essentially a hyper-kinetic, violent, rather mindless spin on DOA (Rudolph Maté, 1949) for modern-day audiences accustomed to the speed of video games and television commercials; you have to admire the ingenuity that went into it, but the makers don’t seem to know when enough is enough.

Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment present a Lakeshore Entertainment/Lionsgate production in association with @Radical.Media, produced in association with Greenstreet Films. Starring Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Juan Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez; and Dwight Yoakam. Directed and written by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor; produced by Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright, Skip Williamson and Michael Davis; music by Paul Haslinger; director of photography, Adam Biddle; production designer, Jerry Fleming; costume designer, Christopher Lawrence; film editor, Brian Berdan; visual effects supervisor, designer and compositor, Travis Bauman.


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