MVD Visual // 2010 // 102 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge Roy Hrab (Retired) // September 23rd, 2011
In the city of angels, you can't trust anyone!
I get no pleasure from disparaging movies. I don't like trashing films I don't like. Some people do. They enjoy writing odes to mediocrity. Since that's not my style, I'll be brief.
Ugh. Eww. Yuck. Ahhhhhh!!! My eyes! My ears! My brain! Why? Why?!!
Double Crossed...what can one say about this "movie"? Not much. It's wretched. The story is about Nate the hitman (Miguel A. Nunez, Jr.) and the trouble he gets into involving the Mexican Mafia, a poker game, and some sort of double cross. It's of no use to provide any further description, because the whole thing makes little sense. There's some shooting, some gratuitous nudity, and a lot of awfulness. There's also a black and white flashback.
This is a terrible script whose dialogue is filled with swearing to disguise the fact that the characters have little to say. Then again, it may be the actors are swearing because they've forgotten their lines...or never learned them in the first place. This is only made worse by horrible performances. Lines are delivering haltingly and clumsily, and when they're not speaking, the actors don't seem to know what to do with themselves.
The cinematography is remedial, with many scenes nothing more than actors facing the camera. The guns look fake. And then there is a completely uncalled for and cheaply done bullet time sequence.
The whole movie lacks polish.
The audio and video presentation, however, takes the cake. The 1.33:1 image is grainy, with colors that are soft and dull. A half hour into the film, the picture cuts out for eights seconds while the action continues. And at the end of the film, the image freezes before cutting to the end credits. The 5.1 Dolby audio is worse. At times, the dubbing is out of synch, and the volume fades depending on where a particular actor is standing.
That's it. I'm done wasting your time (and mine) on Double Crossed.
Guilty...guilty...guilty...of being the worst DVD I have ever reviewed. So far...
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Studio: MVD Visual
* Full Frame
* Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English)
* English (CC)
Running Time: 102 Minutes
Release Year: 2010
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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