The TournamentOctober 8, 2009
Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins…
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 6.1/10 (15,602 voted)
Stars: Ving Rhames, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Hu
Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself carries the legendary million dollar a bullet price tag.
Writers: Gary Young, Jonathan Frank
Lai Lai Zhen
Every Seven Years The World's Greatest Assassins Gather … Only One Will Survive
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Release Date: 8 October 2009
Filming Locations: Bulgaria
Box Office Details
Did You Know?
Ian Somerhalder and Kelly Hu both play assassins in this movie. They both play vampires in
The Vampire Diaries.
Miles Slade's face had extended burns after Joshua Harlow split alcohol on him. But no hair from his beard and eyelashes was burned, as clearly visible on his first contact with Father MacAvoy in the car.
What's the matter, Mr. Harlow? Are you out of bullets? Why, here, have some of mine!
Believe me, Middlesborough never looked better….
There are only three other reviews here so far: two give this 10
(Err… two different named reviewers, identical reviews, duplicate
memo to PR team please….idiots) and the other 1 so let's assume some
will love this and others will hate it. I'll try to review it….
Plot: pretty easy sell, every seven years the top assassins hold the
tournament; they kill each other until the last survivor wins it all;
all organized, tracked, and betted on by billionaires, of course.
The whole thing is kind of like no limit hold'em…. but they can't all
dodge bullets, baby. Think Tekken and you're not in the right area, it
is better than Uwe Boll and that ilk.
Not quite lineage as Guy Ritchie (Obviously) but only needing Jason
Stratham this is exactly what is says on the box: an out and out kill
or be killed cartoonish film.
Filming is good, nothing too dark or menacing but just nice.
It's not Battle Royale but if action is your thing and you liked Death
Race 2000, Shoot Em'Up or Wanted then you'll be happy enough.
Any gripes about morality are irrelevant here, this is in a moral
vacuum, and so are plot holes, logic, or how heads explode like
watermelons, this is either your type of film or you should really it
Yep, it's violent – limbs fly, people die in well, imaginative ways –
but it is not horror.
It's all well put together, nicely cast, and creates enough interest;
better than just hunt or be hunted there is a real plot and even
Oh and great to choose Middlesborough, seriously one of the ugliest,
most desolate pile of concrete crap evaar…ha ha….shooting it up the
kyber pass can only improve it….
This is a movie to watch with mates and wince and cheer to….