10 Minutes Gone       review by Bobby Blakey

I always dig Michael Chiklis in tough guy roles thank to his great turn in The Shield and you who better to team him up with than fellow bald tough guy Bruce Willis in their latest film 10 Minutes Gone. Could this straight to home release action flick give these movie tough guys a good vehicle to crack some heads or will it be 10 minutes too long?

 

10 Minutes Gone follows crime boss Rex who hires Frank and his crew to steal a priceless jewel stash, but the job goes wrong when someone tips off the cops. After Frank suffers a blow to the head, he wakes up to find the jewels gone and no memory of his attacker. Now, Frank must confront his team members one by one to find the traitor before Rex covers his tracks by having Frank murdered. For years now Willis has been churning out the straight to video features and seemingly phoning it in and sadly this one is no different. Sure he gets more than a glorified cameo, but is really just walking through the motions to get this part done.

 

Chiklis is the real star of the film and while fine stumbles a bit as well. It’s almost like they both realized this film was not what they thought they signed up for and just wanted to get it done. The supporting cast are al subpar at best and while I hate speaking bad about any actors performance they don’t do much to help the film. The film kicked off with a decent shootout and offers up a couple here and there that work for what they are going for although still pretty average.

 

The film hopes to suck you in with the intrigue f the mystery and twist and turns, but instead are so obvious make you more upset that you were right the whole time. I appreciate all films and the hard work that go into them, but sadly they just don’t all deliver and this is one of those that are not worth the star power leading it.

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