Lionsgate // 2009 // 97 Minutes // Rated PG
Reviewed by Judge Roy Hrab (Retired) // March 16th, 2011
He holds your fate in his hands.
Gee, I haven't watched a movie this bad since the last Western I reviewed. That movie was The Gunslingers, and it's terrible. In fact, it's worse than this movie, Triggerman. Oddly, both are Lionsgate releases. I can only guess what type of business model they're following through these releases.
This is what I wrote of The Gunslingers: "The Gunslingers is an awful movie. There is nothing good about it. The story is terrible. The dialogue is inane. The acting is horrible. The special effects are woeful. The editing is atrocious." Triggerman is incrementally better in the acting, story, and editing departments, but I'd rather get back the 97 minutes of my life I spent watching this nonsense.
An additional comment: It's strange that the film is called Triggerman because it's just a sequel to Doc West. And there are no shootouts. Like its predecessor, it stars Terence Hill (My Name Is Nobody) as the gambling Doc. This time, he's trying to win a poker tournament to raise money for building a hospital in the godforsaken town of Holy Sand.
One more observation: Paul Sorvino (Nixon) joins the cast for a quick paycheck, offering a horrible cowboy accent.
Anyway, this is a lame movie.
The production values are barely adequate.
The only extra is a trailer.
Don't waste your time or money.
So very, very guilty...
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Scales of Justice
* 1.78:1 Anamorphic
* Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English)
Running Time: 97 Minutes
Release Year: 2009
MPAA Rating: Rated PG