all the devil's men

Director: matthew hope (the veteran, the vanguard)

Starring: milo gibson, Gbenga Akinnagbe, joseph millson, and sylvia hoeks

 

REVIEWER: lyall carter

★★

A battle-scarred War on Terror bounty hunter is forced to go to London on a manhunt for a disavowed CIA operative, which leads him into a deadly running battle with a former military comrade and his private army.

Sometimes you can really feel when a film is struggling with a low budget and unfortunately All the Devil's Men is one of those films. 

After completing a mission in Marrakech, Collins moves is hired for a mission in England where the target is an old army buddy of Collins who is attempting to buy atomic weapons for the Taliban.

While All the Devil's Men begins in Marrakech with a blaze of glory, its only for a brief moment until they get to England. Once there it feels like their budget only allowed them to film in abandoned warehouses or open fields at night time. This adds to the sense that its a bunch of action sequences stitched together in the place of a script and because of the setting, they don't have that much scale or omph to them. 

Even though William Fletcher is billed highly in this film you can almost blink and you'll miss him. However Milo Gibson does get his grim, weather beaten soldier look on and seems to have inherited his fathers steely eyed determination while shooting people up. 

A pedestrian action thriller than tries valiantly but clearly has budget restraints. 

★★

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All the Devil's Men is available on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital from all good disc and digital retailers. 

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