THE PLOT THUS FAR
The owners of a failing security company start robbing houses to boost business.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Armed Response” is a great film for people that don’t think. Once you start poking holes through the security system necessity plot-line, you know where it’s going to go. When it gets there with the actor you suspected, you’re left wondering while you’re still watching the movie. If you know everything up to this point, then why didn’t you write it? Your ideas aren’t bad and if this movie could land a cast like this, then you could do it too. Then, you get hit with a last minute surprise and you perk up.
While the concept of a failing business turning to crime isn’t new, the actors sell you on the setup. Gladis, Embry and Rhames want you to believe every moment of what you’re seeing and the rest of the cast isn’t bad. However, everyone seems to be running the script at different tempos. When you get to Cary Elwes, it seems to have negated the dramatic lead-in to the sudden change. The movie is funny, but the laughs end about 30 minutes before the movie does. Whose fault is that? Ultimately, I can’t pin it on one element. I’ll just sit here watching the film while scratching my head and hoping that there is an alternate cut out there that makes more sense. It’s nice to see Gladis doing stuff in a post Sterling Cooper world, but we miss him. Hopefully, the Terminator can do something for him.
The DVD comes with commentary, gag reel and a trailer gallery as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp. The Dolby 5.1 track is sharp. However, the transfer sports a smidge of noise at times. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 09/16/2014