Bullet (★★ Empire Review)

BulletSquareHard as nails cop Frank Bullet (Danny Trejo) takes the law into his own hands when his grandson is kidnapped by a ruthless drug kingpin (Jonathan Banks).

Prolific DTV director Lyon must have some big cojones to take the title and character name from the Steve McQueen classic, and lend it to this collection of low-grade cop movie clichés, in which cage fighting cop Frank Bullet (Trejo) is out for blood when drug kingpin Carlito Kane (Banks) kidnaps his grandson. Hobbled by lazy plotting and dodgy dialogue – “You’re in America. Speak Mexican, bitch!” – this has little to offer beside the meagre thrill of seeing Trejo square off against fellow Breaking Bad alumnus Banks (aka Mike Ehrmentraut). Maybe one of the 23 other films Trejo has out this year will be better.

It took four writers to come up with this low-grade collection of cop movie clichés, which wastes more talent than Trejo wastes bad guys. ★★


About David Hughes: Published Work

Empire and Time Out film critic, screenwriter of award-winning drama "Where the Road Runs Out", and MD of movie marketing agency Synchronicity, and author of books about Kubrick, Lynch and films that were never made.

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