Set Up

Set Up

Mike Gunther (2011)

81min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
From the production company of Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson comes this embarrassing revenge thriller starring Bruce Willis and Jackson himself. After a diamond heist goes wrong, gangster Sonny (Jackson) goes after the man who betrayed him, with the help of a Mob boss (Willis in slumming-it mode). Needless to say, Jackson can't act and is barely audible; at one point he has to cry, an effect presumably achieved by making him imagine he was no longer disgustingly rich. He takes the whole thing incredibly seriously, which jars with the film's ill-fated attempts at dark humour, resulting in a severely confused tone. There are nods to Quentin Tarantino and Sergio Leone, which feel misjudged in a film which is so badly made that some lines of dialogue are drowned out by the music. Mind you, that could be a blessing in disguise.

Summary

A criminal takes part in a profitable diamond heist, only to be betrayed by his partner in crime who makes off with the loot. The aggrieved thief swears revenge on his former friend, and seeks the aid of a powerful Mob boss in taking back his ill-gotten gains. Thriller, with Bruce Willis, Curtis `50 Cent' Jackson and Ryan Phillippe.

Cast & Crew

Sonny Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
Vincent Long Ryan Phillippe
Biggs Bruce Willis
Markus Rory Markham
Mia Jenna Dewan
Dave Hall Brett Granstaff
Petey Randy Couture
William Long James Remar
Director Mike Gunther
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-ray
Drama