Stephen Dorff who has been
recently relegated to the B-list gets a chance to show off
this acting chops in the movie Botched. Dorff plays Ritchie
a very unlucky thief. Ritchie robs a bunch of diamonds.
However, his getaway car crashes and as he runs away with
the diamonds, he is struck by a car and loses them.
Ritchie’s Boss, Mr. Groznyi (Sean Pertwee ), isn’t to happy
with this as Ritchie is still repaying a twenty year old
debt to Mr. Groznyi for getting his mother out of Russia.
Mr. Groznyi gives Ritchie one last chance and sends him to
Russia to steal a priceless artifact. Mr. Groznyi teams him
up with two very strange but hilarious thieves: Peter (Jamie
Foreman) and Yuri (Russell Smith). They manage to steal the
artifact, but end up in the 13th floor of the building where
they think the police have them surrounded. However, the
true is, the police is nowhere near the building.
Ritchie together with Peter, Yuri and the hostages they took
must now find a way out and escape the clutches of the
psycho killer looming the halls of the 13th floor.
I really liked how Botched started off, but as the movie
progressed and it slowly revealed what was happening, I
found myself disliking the movie more and more. The premise
of Ivan the Terrible is one of the worst movie ideas I‘ve
seen. The whole relationship with Ivan and his sister was
completed absurd and didn’t make for an interesting story.
So if a movie has a great setup but the foundation for it is
a big let down does that make the movie bad? I would say
yes, sometimes. I wish the writers could have come up with a
better idea. The cover of the movie has a quote that says
that if you like Shaun of the Dead you’ll get a kick out of
this, but this movie “ain’t no” Shaun of the Dead, not even
By Brad Peterson
Spanish and French
5.1 (Dolby Digital).
Subtitles - English Spanish - Optional
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