One thing you can’t criticise Nicolas Cage for being is type cast. He frequently jumps genres for instance the last film I reviewed was a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller whereas the movie I’m taking a look at here, 211 is more of a traditional action movie. What’s it all about? Is it worth your time? I’ll answer those questions and more in this 211 blu-ray review.
- 211 (2018) – Import
- Genre: Action
- Directed by York Shackleton
- UK Rating N/A
- Discs: 1
- Released By 01
- Blu-ray Released: N/A
Police officer Mike Chandler and his partner/son in law Steve are given the job of giving high school student Kenny Ralston a ride along. This is where the student accompanies the officers on their daily rounds. Kenny got into an altercation when he hit out at a bully.
Whilst out on patrol Mike, Steve and Kenny find themselves caught up in the middle of bank robbery. However this is no ordinary robbery, the perpetrators are ex-military and have the hardware to outgun the local police force.
Style / Direction
The films directed by York Shackleton whilst Alexander Krumov is responsible for the cinematography. 211 consists of lots of gunfire sequences mainly in or around the bank area. The action is done rather well in that over the top manner you see in most/many action movies.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is provided by Frederik Wiedmann.
Acting / Characters
Solid acting performances from all the main character make this an enjoyable action flick. Michael Rainey Jr. as Kenny Ralston does a rather good job with his role alongside the always dependable Nicolas Cage.
- Nicolas Cage as Mike Chandler
- Dwayne Cameron as Steve MacAvoy
- Sophie Skelton as Lisa MacAvoy
- Alexandra Dinu as Agent Rossi
- Michael Rainey Jr. as Kenny Ralston
- Shari Watson as Shawnee Ralston
- Ori Pfeffer as Tre
- Sean James as Rob
- Weston Cage as Luke
- Michael Bellisario as Hyde
Conclusion: 211 (2018) Film Review
I’d say 211 is a decent action movie that ticks all the main criteria I have for a film from this genre, lots of action, explosions, gunfire etc… I’m not going to claim it’s a masterpiece of moviemaking but I did find it enjoyable and entertaining in equal measure. Let’s put it this way I hope Nicolas Cage keeps making movies because his at least are interesting and entertaining.
If you enjoyed my 211 blu-ray review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- Con Air (1997)
- Face/Off (1997)
- Lord of War (2005)
- Tokarev (2014)
- Dog Eat Dog (2016)
- Arsenal (2017) aka Southern Fury
- Vengeance (2017) aka Vengeance: A Love Story
Conclusion: 211 Blu-ray Review
Unfortunately if you happen to be in UK you can only obtain this movie on blu-ray via the Italian imported version. That said other than a few Italian subtitles to explain letters or text messages its all good. The picture quality is excellent as you would expect from a 2018 film.
211 is of course available to purchase on DVD but when most people already own HD or even 4K televisions you really don’t want a lesser viewing experience. After-all this is supposed to be as close to a cinema experience as possible. The culprit for 211 (2018) DVD only UK release seems to lie with Lionsgate.
On to my movie rating for 211 (2018)
- Movie Rating: WORTH A LOOK
- Blu-ray Picture: PERFECT
- Extras: NONE
Amazon UK Links
211 (2018) is only available on blu-ray if you are willing to procure the Italian version.
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not be representative of the blu-ray version
That concludes my 211 blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more Nicolas Cage movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…
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Summary: 211 (2018) Blu-ray Review - Import
Movie title: 211 (2018)
Duration: 87 mins
Director(s): York Shackleton
Actor(s): Nicolas Cage, Dwayne Cameron, Sophie Skelton, Alexandra Dinu, Michael Rainey Jr, Shari Watson, Ori Pfeffer
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
A decent and entertaining Nicolas Cage action movie.
- Nicolas Cage
- Plenty of action
- No UK Blu-ray Release