Catch .44

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Screen legends Bruce Willis and Forest Whitaker star alongside Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) and Nikki Reed (The Twilight Saga) in this sexy, violent crime thriller. With a bad-ass attitude and a killer twist, Catch .44 is an ultra-stylish cinematic love letter to the 90s movies that gave us Reservoir Dogs, Killing Zoe, Pulp Fiction and The Usual Suspects.

When three sassy sisters-in-crime, Tes (Akerman), Kara (Reed) and Dawn (Woll), are sent by sleazy drug kingpin Mel (Willis) to rural Louisiana to intercept a lucrative dope deal, it looks like a walk in the park for the girls. But when the near-deserted roadside café erupts into an orgy of deadly gunfire before the deal even goes down it becomes apparent to all present that things aren’t quite what they seem. Whether the bloody carnage is the result of a tragic misunderstanding or something more sinister remains to be seen. Meanwhile, there’s a psychotic killer (Whitaker) on the road and there are no prizes for guessing where his journey will eventually end.

So Tarantino-esque it almost hurts (but in a good way), Catch .44 unashamedly wears its influences on its sleeve. It’s also got Willis, Whitaker and a trio of hot chicks (Akerman, Woll and Reed) with guns, unexpected outbursts of violence, a killer soundtrack that includes tracks by David Bowie, The Sweet, The Raveonettes and The Kills amongst others, and it features a great in-joke for anyone with fond memories of Bruce Willis’ late-1980s singing career. The Return of Bruno, indeed! For us, watching Catch .44 provided a welcome reminder of those heady days of the 1990s video rental experience when you could visit the local video store and unexpectedly find yourself taking home an edgy gem for the evening.




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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.

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