Premiering on Sky Cinema next month, Shrapnel sees Gigandet alongside Jason Patric (The Lost Boys) as two former marines face off against a Mexican cartel.
After the disappearance of his daughter, Sean (Patric) enlists the help of his old colleague Max (Gigandet) in order to track her down and rescue his daughter in a high stakes action thriller. Kesia Elwin, Mauricio Mendoza, and Guillermo Iván also star, while William Kaufman directs.
At the time of writing, the film currently sits at 0% on the review aggregator site, following seven less than enthralled reviews from critics.
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Here's what some of the reviews have said so far.
"Shrapnel is a straight-up 'They've taken my daughter' vengeance thriller, less logical and a bit on the absurd side... The shootouts are illogical and the many deaths perfuctory, save for the odd exploding head."
"With a complete lack of interest in suspense or character, this dull action thriller consists almost entirely of shoot-outs between grim-faced heroes and utterly generic villains.
"Shrapnel doesn't even begin with the kidnapping... It's as if the filmmakers decided against including such character-building moments in order to make room for more shooting."
"Cue an extended series of videogame-style chases and shootouts with heavy artillery and over-the-top kill shots. While that might satiate genre fans, the film squanders a potentially provocative backdrop in favor of boilerplate action."
"Cartel antagonisms rise up, but there’s little to the viewing experience beyond shoot-outs and pained faces.
"Shrapnel is buoyed by leading work from Jason Patric, who pushes to bring passably authentic emotions to an otherwise generic siege tale, giving as good a performance as one can possibly expect from a B-movie with limited storytelling goals."
Shrapnel will be available from October 1 on Sky Cinema.
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