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Blu-ray Review: 'One In The Chamber'

Jason Coleman Jason Coleman
August 23rd, 2012 10:00am EDT

One in the Chamber

"I must break you" vs. "Show me the money!"  That’s right film fans, Cuba vs. Dolph to see who is the better gun for hire in the new to Blu-ray "One in the Chamber," out now from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment.  The review of the battle of the boys is below!

 

One in the Chamber Blu-ray

 

 

   Title: "One in the Chamber"

   Grade: 3

   Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Dolph Lundgren, Claudia Bassols

   Director: Will Kaufman

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 91 minutes

   Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

   Website: www.anchorbayent.com

 

 

The Flick: Bad news – there’s some gamey conventions within the framework of this action tale.  Cheese factors in the form of bad Cuba Gooding Jr. voice-over (let the audience think for themselves dammit!), lame title sequences that announce characters (if we can't remember them without the screen printed accompaniment someone didn't do their job!) and a pinch of predictability make this one standard B-fare.  Good news – the teaming of Cuba with tough guy Dolph Lundgren seems like a lame idea, but turns out to be tasty.  I found myself engaged in the quiet cunning of Cuba vs. the brash brawn of Dolph and the two play their parts well.  Plus there is some style via Director Will Kaufman and a great supporting cast of mafia heavies that needed no introduction to be memorable.  Not amazing though not bad either, a decent tale of inner and outer demons’ where the titular last round represents being entertaining. 

Best Feature: The 'Behind the Scenes' is a cool one-stop shop Anchor Bay does well with tons of info and interesting insight from both Cuba and Dolph.

Best Hidden Gem: Liked the slick and slimy Billy Murray who plays the booker to Gooding Jr.’s hitman for hire.

Worth the Moola: This one is a middle of the road and that’s a compliment – you will be entertained.

Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment