If you are a great fan of Jean-Claude Van Damme or want to watch something within a short time of one and half hours or even less by fast-forwarding, go for the action thriller Six Bullets (6 Bullets) directed by Ernie Barbarash, who is best known as the co-producer of films like American Psycho and Cube 2.
6 Bullets as the name suggests is all about guns, bullets, and explosives as there is nothing much in the story, except the fact that there are an ex-mercenary and kidnapping expert Samson Gaul (Van Damme), who is requested for help by a couple to find their missing 16-year-old daughter in Moldova.
Samson is now retired from combat and in no mood to go back to the same job after his extreme actions resulted in the death of innocents. However, a mix-martial art fighter Andrew Fayden (Joe Flanigan of Stargate Atlantis fame) when finds himself helpless in dealing with the underground mafia and human traffickers in a foreign city, he takes the help of Samson to witness a tough job ahead.
There is nothing much to talk about if you are looking for some good acting, although both the leads are in their usual self. What goes against the movie is the script with mediocre dialogue which most of the time catches your attention to the other side. Well, the plot may seem similar to that of Taken but the French action thriller is much better in terms of filming and acting.
6 Bullets is a straight-to-DVD movie and probably the second such action movie of Jean Claude Van Damme after “Assassination Games”. Nevertheless, what you are going to notice in Six Bullets is that he doesn’t do much martial arts fight but when he does, he is simply the best. Talking about the television actor Joe Flanigan, his fight sequence in that nightclub is simply amazing, just like a professional MMA fighter.
Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme (Samson Gaul), Joe Flanigan (Andrew Fayden), Anna-Louise Plowman (Monica Fayden), Charlotte Beaumont (Becky Fayden), Kristopher Van (Selwyn Gaul), Steve Nicolson (as Inspector Kvitko).
Directed by Ernie Barbarash
Produced by Brad Krevoy
Written by Chad Law and Evan Law
Cinematography Phil Parmet
Release Date/Year: September 11, 2012 (Blu-ray/DVD)