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Cast: Dave Bautista, Pierce Brosnan, Ray Stevenson

Director: Scott Mann

Genre: Action/Thriller

Year: 2018

Rating: R

Believing his traitorous brother Dimitri (Pierce Brosnan) is somewhere in the stadium, Arkady (Ray Stevenson), the former leader of a revolution in the Russian state of Sukovia, locks down the Boleyn Ground during the European semi-final between West Ham United and Dynamo FCC. In the crowd with his niece, Danni (Lara Peake), is US- veteran Mike Knox (Dave Bautista), who stumbles upon the plot and goes about taking out Arkady’s heavily armed team. Can he get to Arkady before Arkady gets to Dimitri? The fate of 35,000 people inside the stadium – and many more in Russia – depends on it...

The above synopsis is about all you need to know before watching the film. It is a lot like the films, "Die Hard" and "Sudden Death" and it has its fair share of plot holes but I trust that you are not watching this film for its story. 'Final Score' is an action film set inside a footy stadium and it is not much more than that.

The film does have a good cast which includes, Dave Bautista, Pierce Brosnan, Martyn Ford and Amit Shah. I am not a big Bautusta fan but he does a very good job playing the lead here and he handles the action scenes with ease. Pierce Brosnan is always enjoyable but here he has little screen time even though he plays a central character in the film. The most you see of him is during the film's final act. And my favorite actor in the film was Amit Shah who plays a security guard who turns into Bautista's side kick. He brings a lot of humor to the film, some of which is very funny.

Director, Scott Mann did a great job making this high energy action flick on a budget(compared to big Hollywood productions). He kept the film moving at a brisk pace and the action scenes are very well done which isn't really a surprise since he directed both "Heist" and "The Tournament." Even the special effects were impressive all things considered. 'Final Score' isn't going to win any awards and it isn't in line with a lot of other action films but I did find it to be entertaining and it kept my interest the entire time.

There is some humor, half way decent development of the characters, some bad ass villains and a lead actor that gets the job done. Sure you have to suspend belief but if you like action films then I recommend checking it out when it hits theaters and on VOD and Digital HD on September 14, 2018.

Released by Saban Films

*** 1/4 Out Of *****