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Cast: Al Snow, John Wells, Sebrina Siegel, Erica Goldsmith, James Tackett, Cristina Mullins, Katie Stewart, Avri Apocalypse and Rita Hight with Caleb Butcher, Sean Saunders, and Ben Wood
Former WWE superstar Al Snow stars in this action-packed zombie-alien comedy that gives new meaning to working late. Raph (Snow) is a hitman who has trouble balancing the responsibilities of work and home...especially when his boss calls him in to work on a Saturday. But when Raph finds himself locked in an alien infested lab with his partner Max (John Wells), he must find a way to save a small group of survivors, keep himself safe from a hoard of zombie aliens and get to his son's birthday party on time.
Raph and Max only kill bad guys, and only after their boss Sam, a high-powered attorney, has cashed a nice paycheck for getting her sleazy clients off the hook. When the two men return to Sam after a job they find out that only half the money is there, She then tells them that there was another man involved in the illegal activies and their job is to find him and finish him off as well but there are a few things standing in their way. Their target works at a lab but once Raph and Max enter they quickly find out that it is over-run with alien zombies and now they must fight to get themselves and a small group of survivors out alive. But Raph has one more problem, his wife is on him to get done in time to find a clown, pick up a cake and make it back in time for his son's birthday.
"Overtime" is an entertaining film in every way possible, you have two wise cracking assassins, a wife hell bent on making her man responsible and a group of deranged people that are a cross between zombies and aliens. There's plenty of action, gore and laughs and the fun never stops till the very end. Al Snow and John Wells are the perfect team of assassins, the play off each other perfectly and they know how to kick some major butt as well. The supporting cast was also just as impressive, Katie Stewart is impressive as their boss, Sam, she delivers on both attitude and looks that is a winning combo. Sebrina Siegel was also impressive as Stephanie, one of the doctors inside the lab that is fighting to get out alive. To be honest there is no weak link here regarding the acting, everyone did a great job.
Matt Niehoff and Brian Cunningham have given us a memorable flick with non-stop, heart-pounding action, hilarious one-liners and likable, fun characters you will root for to the very end. Production-wise the film looks fantastic. The makeup effects are amazing and the music used was absolutely brilliant and it fits each and every scene of the film perfectly.
"Overtime" is a film you will be telling all your friends about, it's a perfect example of just how great Independent cinema can be, I loved every minute of it and was sad to see it end but I had a hell of a good time getting there. A solid film that mixes genres to create a highly entertaining piece of cinema, I hope this isn't the last we see of Al Snow and I look forward to seeing what everyone else involved in the film has coming out next. Available on DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, both come with Special Features that include:
Audio Commentary featuring actors Al Snow and John Wells, and directors Brian Cunningham and Matt Niehoff
Featurette entitled "Surviving Overtime"
Released by VCI Entertainment
**** Out Of *****