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Preman: Silent Fury
              review by Bobby Blakey


Well Go USA continues to churn out the best in Asian cinema with the lastest being Preman: Silent Fury starring Khiva Iskak, Kiki Narendra, and Muzakki Ramhan from writer/director Randolph Zaini. Could this film bring the pain it promises or will it fail to hear the ambush coming?


Preman: Silent Fury follows a deaf Indonesian gangster who is thrust into the fight of his life when he takes on his dangerous former allies—including a sociopathic assassin—in order to protect his child after his son witnesses a brutal murder by a notorious crime boss.


I am all in for anything martial arts and with the addition of the deaf aspect to the lead I was more intrigued. I have degenerative hearing loss myself so it hit home on both levels so had high hopes for it. Sadly the film didn’t live up to what I was hoping for on any level really outside of the story which was pretty generic.


The story isn’t anything we haven’t seen in some capacity, but still worked fine for what it wanted to accomplish, but had it had better action and been as brutal as I had thought it was going to be it would have been outstanding. Sadly most of the action is nothing overly exciting and average at best. I was so excited to see him kick some major ass with this rope weapon he is toting around and while he does smack people around it just isn’t all that great.


There are a few moments that work well in the action side and the film isn’t horrible, but it just doesn’t step itself outside of the norm and largely

forgettable. Thankfully the story is interesting enough to make up for some of the rest of the films shortcomings.


Decide for yourself and check out Preman: Silent Fury available now streaming on Hi-YAH! and on Blu-ray and DVD on September 27th from Well Go USA.

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