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One Ranger
review by Bobby Blakey

Director Jesse V. Johnson has delivered some of the best action flicks over the years including Triple Threat, Avengement, Savage Dog, and Accident Man. His latest flick, One Ranger, teams him up with a great cast including Thomas Jane, Dean Jagger, Dominique Tipper, Jess Liaudin, Rachel Wilde, Nick Moran, Patrick Bergin and John Malkovich. Could his latest continue the trend of great flicks or will it be the one time the bad guy gets away? 

​One Ranger follows a gunslinging Texas Ranger who tracks a bank robber across the desert — only to discover he’s an international terrorist set on detonating a bomb in the heart of London. When the lawman’s partner is killed, he is drawn into a partnership with a British intelligence agent and her boss to bring the outlaw to justice — dead or alive.

I didn’t know much about this one other than Johnson and Jane being involved which was enough for me especially bringing the Texas Rangers into the mix. Both of these guys usually kill it so I had high hopes and it did not disappoint. The film brings the action cop drama to the forefront infused with a fish out of water sort of idea without the ridiculous nature it usually comes with.

The story is pretty simple and wastes no time getting to the action and setting up Jane’s Ranger. You know right away the kind of guy he is and are ready to see what other nonsense he is going to get annoyed with during his knocking heads. At first being a Texan I was a little irritated by how deep into the Southern accent he went, but it was a perfect choice for the character especially once he is across the pond.

As expected there is plenty of great action throughout the film. I especially loved the fight sequences that were more realistic in tone as opposed to the over choreographed ones. Despite the rugged tough nature of the Ranger he gets his ass whopped as much as he dishes out. Add the mix some good shoot outs and you have yet another great action flick from Johnson and I hope this isn’t the last time we get to see Johnson and Jane team up with the Texas Rangers.

In addition to the film this release offers up bonus content including commentary, deleted scenes and a featurette taking viewers behind the scenes. Grab your copy if One Ranger available now on digital, Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate.

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