Running Scared (2006)
Critic Consensus: This film runs with frenetic energy punctuated by gratuitous violence but sorely lacks in plot, character development and stylistic flair.
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as Joey Gazelle
as Oleg Yugorsky
as Teresa Gazelle
as Anzor `Duke' Yugorsky
as Tommy `Tombs' Perello
as Detective Rydell
as Nicky Gazelle
as Sal `Gummy Bear' Franzone
as Ivan Yugorsky
as Pimp Lester
as Ski Mask
as Ski Mask
as Pops Gazelle
as Police Officer 1
as Police Officer 2
as Operating Room Nurse
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Critic Reviews for Running Scared
With audiences jaded by the usual sex and splatter, do the filmmakers have no qualms about juicing up proceedings with edgy but troubling material which clearly needs more conscientious handling? Apparently not.
Presumably patterned after Robert Rodriguez's Sin City, but substantially more graphic, there is surely an audience for this empty brutality, but you would not want to know anyone to whom this picture appeals.
No one in their right minds could call this a good film, but it's certainly unique.
We haven't even mentioned the hockey puck torture scene, or the relentless ricochetting camerawork, or the multiple last minute switcheroos -- it's got more endings than Lord Of The Rings.
The end result of all these cross-mob confrontations is an orgy of nihilistic violence that is curiously exhilarating, I am almost ashamed to say.
Audience Reviews for Running Scared
One problem roles into a series of very unfortunate events in this thrilling Action movie. A grittier role than most of Walker's and one that suited him well. An evolving story, with some great visual effects from the camera shots. You don't have time to be bored!!!
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