“Standoff” made for one hell of a trailer. A lone hitman is stalking a 12 year old girl, but only a complete stranger can save her. The rest of the film is a tense focused setting between Thomas Jane and Laurence Fishburne. The acting is sharp, but I can’t say that the dialogue was that amazing. However, it’s the macho cinema pacing between two powerhouses in order to save a young girl.
I’d like to see what Adam Alleca does next, since this is my first exposure to him. It’s a solid script that could’ve easily taken place among the greater milieu of 70s cinema. The weakest part of the film comes from Thomas Jane’s character. I don’t quite buy his character giving up, but it works for the narrative. So, there’s that.
A/V QUALITY STATS
- 2.39:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track