Poker Night (I) (2014)
: 104 min
: Action | Crime | Thriller
: 20 November 2014 (Kuwait)
: 7,1/10 from 67 users.
: Greg Francis
: Greg Francis
: Beau Mirchoff, Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito
: Canada | USA
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When you become a detective in Warsaw Indiana – you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business. They tell you stories about their time on the job – their successes and failures. When new Detective Stan Jeter leaves the game, he is caught by a vicious psychopath and locked in a basement. Using the stories he heard at Poker Night, he must match wits against his captor – and save not only himself, but the young girl trapped in the basement with him. Like Seven and Usual Suspect, Poker Night combines thrills and twists and turns that will leave you guessing till the very end.
Cop movies are nothing new, neither is terrorizing someone in a room. I thought the movie was gonna be a Saw meets cop movie sorta thing based on some reviews. gotta say though, this movie was way cooler than that. It reminded me of Guy Ritchie movies – tracking back an forward in time, funny surreal moments, people breaking fourth wall to explain things, characters switching places, etc.
The acting was solid and cinematography and editing were top notch. The beginning felt a tad weak, but i’m really splitting hairs here. They really got everything on the screen with this movie. I think if there’s any real ‘problem’ with it is, it doesn’t follow the typical arc people expect these days. More of an oblique 70’s feel, where you don’t have the satisfaction of a neat resolution or the hero doing the final heroic thing. But that’s a good thing. It’s unexpected.
All in all, it was actually one of the better movies I’ve seen this year. Hope it gets legs. It deserves it.
Poker Night Trailer