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Wild Card 2015

Wild Card 2015

Never bet against a man with a killer hand.Jan. 14, 2015 92 Min.
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Watch full wild card 2015 movie online. When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play… and it’s all or nothing.

Gamblers beware. If you think the odds are high that a Vegas-set Jason Statham movie – and one directed by Simon West (The Expendables 2) – will include lots of skull busting and slot machine smashing, then you may want to lower your bets.

Not that Wild Card doesn’t have a few vintage Stathamanical beat downs, with such items as a credit card, a tablespoon and a pair of garden shears used in ways you could only imagine. But the action otherwise takes a back seat to boilerplate dramatics and offbeat existential brooding in this underwhelming though slickly helmed crime flick, which was adapted – and not for the first time – by the great William Goldman (Marathon Man) from his own novel. Released mid-January in France before going out Stateside at the end of the month, the film should cash in on Statham’s loyal fan base, but will be a letdown to anyone looking for a real thrill ride.

An opening sequence, where Sin City bodyguard Nick Wild (Statham) receives a major whupping at the hands of a nebbish ladies’ man (Max Casella), reveals that this will not be your typical Statham actioner. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, although what comes next isn’t really better: a bizarre melange of Mafioso-fueled plot cliches and vodka-fueled self-pity, as if Leaving Las Vegas and Rush Hour 2 had been tossed into a mixer, shaken, stirred and served with way too much ice.

Nick’s dream is to make $500K so he can live on a boat in Corsica, but given his deadbeat job and depressing motel apartment, he’s a long way from his goal. When an old galfriend (Dominik Garcia-Lorido) rings him up after being viciously assaulted, Nick can’t help but track down the culprit – a visiting mobster (Milo Ventimiglia) shacked up with his cronies at the Golden Nugget (which receives some highly unflattering advertising here – or else some very good product placement, pending on whether your vacation plans include rape, murder or complimentary drink vouchers.)

Original titleWild Card
TMDb Rating5.4 603 votes