Everly

Everly

Joe Lynch (2) (2014)

88min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this over-the-top vengeance thriller, the bullets and blood fly as a sex slave fights to live long enough to protect her mother and daughter from the brutal gangster who imprisoned her. Salma Hayek is certainly the right actress to play the tough and sardonic central character, a woman thrown into kinetic chaos that has echoes of the 2007 Clive Owen movie Shoot 'Em Up. Her performance, along with the slick, stylish direction, would be a winning combination, were it not for the startling amount of graphic violence on display. Not merely content with a high body count, director Joe Lynch revels in showing woundings and torture, to the point where even the most hardened action fans may find themselves wincing. In its favour, there is some smart dialogue, the single-apartment location is well used, and it is also refreshing to see a female-led action film, but Everly's fascination with bloodshed overwhelms these positives.

Summary

A woman forced into prostitution by a criminal overlord begins working with the police in an attempt to bring him down. He decides to silence her forever, leading to a bloody confrontation between her and his henchmen which she must win to stand any chance of saving her life, as well as her daughter and mother. Action thriller, starring Salma Hayek, Akie Kotabe and Laura Cepeda.

Cast & Crew

Everly Salma Hayek
Taiko Hiroyuki Watanabe
Edith Laura Cepeda
The Sadist Togo Igawa
The Dead Man Akie Kotabe
Anna Gabriella Wright
Zelda Caroline Chikezie
Dena Jennifer Blanc
Elyse Jelena Gavrilovic
Director Joe Lynch (2)
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Other Information

Language: English, Japanese +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Entertainment OneGuidance: Violence, swearing, nudity.Released on: 26 Jun 2015
Drama