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|Production country:||USA 2019|
|Running time:||Ca. 112 Min|
|Rated:||From 18 years|
Moe Diamond (Liam Hemsworth) is a master at laundering money. So far, he has limited himself to smaller amounts, but now he is supposed to make the big deal for drug boss Perico (Zlatko Buric). But when the short hand is cancelled, because the FBI has allegedly smuggled a mole into Perico's environment, Moe and his partner, Perico's nephew Skunk (Emory Cohen), want to land the big coup themselves - with the godfather's money. Of course the plan goes wrong and a wild chase leads to a serious accident, which Moe barely survives. Unfortunately, he lost his memory in the crash. Without any memory, Moe must protect himself and Skunk from the FBI and Perico. And soon the whole thing turns into a bloody revenge campaign, at the end of which not only many corpses, but also a big surprise await Moe…
With "Killerman" Liam Hemsworth tries to detach himself from his clean-man teen image. And he's not bad at all. As an avenger without a memory he delivers some really convincing moments in this thriller. Director Malik Bader manages very well, especially at the beginning, to lay the foundation for a tense gangster thriller. But unfortunately, there are also aspects of his production that make the result look a bit too much like a trashy B-movie. Take Zlatko Buric, for example, who with his shaggy hair almost looks like the bad parody of a gangster boss. His play, which is a bit awkward in his gestures, doesn't really make him look like a threatening villain.
Then there's the relationship between Moe and Lola, played by Diane Guerrero, known from "Orange is the new Black". Neither the actors nor the production manage to credibly convey that Lola Moes is a great love for whom he would simply do anything. Apart from such weaknesses, "Killerman" works quite well on the whole. After a successful opening credits, which accompanies Moe on his money laundering tour through New York, it takes a little while until the whole thing gets going. But at the latest when Moe starts his revenge campaign, the entertainment value also rises significantly.
That doesn't change the fact that "Killerman" is a movie you don't necessarily have to see in the cinema. The visual implementation is kept very simple and shows the low-budget character of the staging again and again. In principle, this is not a bad thing, but it does not offer the viewers any real added value either. Apart from the well done twist in the last act, the thriller is absolutely standard, as you've seen it hundreds of times before. Solid, but neither particularly original, nor excellently implemented. That's why the bottom line is that there is only one thing left, even with a few exceptions: Worth seeing!
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