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Mean Guns

1 rating: 4.0
1997 film directed by Albert Pyun

The film was edited to receive an R-rating.

Director: Albert Pyun
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Release Date: November 21, 1997
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about Mean Guns

What would you do for a $1,000,000?

  • Oct 22, 2009
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Mean Guns was a nice surprise. I saw this movie on video a few years back and I enjoyed it. The plot is a re-working of the old "man hunting man" theme. Like I have said in the past, it's one of my favorite plot devices. The director Albert Pyun is one of those hit or miss directors. But this time the material succeeds despite the mundane direction and writing.

The film,  for the most part takes place within a warehouse that is maintained by Ice-T. He's rounded up a hundred people (some of the most ruthless, shadiest and scummiest people around) and has filled several rooms with duffel bags filled with firearms. The participants have to play a simple game with basic rules. Whoever survives wins the cash prize. Christopher Lambert and Deborah Van Valkenburgh (The Warriors) out the cast of b-movie actors and a few old favorites also appear as well. The action is heavy and ultraviolent.  Sides have been drawn and alliances are made but there can only be one survivor.  Who will be the sole winner?

I have to recommended this movie. The action is fast paced and the actors seem to be having fun and enjoying themselves. The only problem I had with this movie was the video transfer. It's a shame that they couldn't have produced a nice widescreen transfer (the movie was shot in Scope).

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