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Cast: Ron Perlman, Beau Mirchoff, Giancarlo Esposito, Alex Cross, Ron Eldard
In this twisted thriller, a young detective becomes an unwilling participant in a sadistic game of cat-and-mouse when he is kidnapped by a masked serial killer. In order to survive, the detective must use the wisdom imparted to him by senior detectives on their regular poker night.
This is another example of the less you know about a story the better off you are. "Poker Night" is not your ordinary serial killer film. The way the story is told with the characters telling their own stories to a rookie detective during their weekly poker night and the way he uses what he learned to help himself is both original and refreshing. The story over-all is clever, well-written and very well acted.
The is the type of thriller that gets you engaged right from the start and it keeps you glued to your seat until the shocking ending. There are also numerous twists and turns along the way as well. I never had so much fun attempting to keep up with a story that has time shifting in it as I did this one.
Credit must go out to Writer/Director, Greg Francis for breathing new film into the genre and to his amazing ensemble cast that includes, Ron Perlman, Beau Mirchoff, Giancarlo Esposito, Alex Cross and Ron Eldard. If you like a good thriller that makes you think then I highly recommend checking out this little gem. It is unique, twisted, disturbing and lots of fun.
Released by XLRator Media
**** 1/2 Out Of *****