Gunmen (Review)

GunmenBack in the days where Christopher Lambert was a thing and Mario Van Peebles was more than a computer game character’s name.

A couple is gunned down in cold blood. Simultaneously a young girl is made orphan and a man named Danny (Lambert) loses his brother.

The girl is sad. The brother seethes with thoughts of vengeance.

I can see that film. But it never eventuates. After a couple minutes mourning Danny learns that a boat somewhere is full of money: four hundred million monies. He stashes the kid – never to be thought of or heard from again – and heads off to find his fortune.

Complicating matters is that Cole (Van Peebles) wants the same thing Danny does, but apparently four hundred million can’t be split two ways.

O’Malley (Denis Leary) and his assorted scumbags also want the money. But that seems to pop in and out.

This is about Danny and Cole, a bad thing as neither of these guys deserves to be the second banana, let alone the lead guy in a buddy cop flick. They’re rivals. They’re friends. They’re rivals. They’re friends. They make lousy jokes. They repeat them.

The only thing as cheap as the lives of the many minions, are the jokes that make you wonder what would drive Christopher Lambert to think that he was ever funny.

Final Rating – 5.5 / 10. Gunmen is charisma free generic 90s action.

About OGR

While I try to throw a joke or two into proceedings when I can all of the opinions presented in my reviews are genuine. I don't expect that all will agree with my thoughts at all times nor would it be any fun if you did, so don't be shy in telling me where you think I went wrong... and hopefully if you think I got it right for once. Don't be shy, half the fun is in the conversation after the movie.
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