Saturday, 3 December 2011

DVD review: A Day of Violence (2010)

Mitchell Parker (Nick Rendell) lies dead on a morgue slab. In life, 'Mitchell' served the low ranks of Debt Collectors, surrounded by all the filth and scum that the world had to offer. He thought his luck was in, when on a routine collection he stumbles across 100,000 in cash, hidden in the sofa of one of his clients. A dark and haunting past hangs over the head of 'Mitchell Parker', one that will lead him on a journey of redemption and ultimately sacrifice. Hunted by the gang whose Money he has stolen. He must evade capture and use the money to rid himself of his demons once and for all. Witness his last days of life. A Day of Violence is a british independent film directed by Darren Ward, it is exactly what it sounds like, a ultraviolent, gritty and gory film. The acting is better than expected, actually it´s pretty damn good and Nick Rendell is very good as Mitchell. I like the plot and pacing. On the technical side A Day of Violence is well made, has good camera work, good editing and I love the instrumental/electronic soundtrack! The special fx are excellent and there is plenty of strong graphic carnage on display (some scenes are not for the squemish).
Rating: 7 out of 7. One word: Awesome! A Day of Violence delievers what´s can be expected and much more. I look forward to seeing more of both Darren Ward and Nick Rendell!  A Day of Violence is highly recommended! 


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