Published August 29, 2021


Film info

  • Title Vanquish
  • Director George Gallo
  • Year 2021
  • Run time 1hr 36m
  • Genres Crime, Action, Thriller
  • Tagline She's got one night to save her life

A retired, crooked police commissioner - Damon Hickley - blackmails his caretaker - Victoria - by kidnapping her daughter and forces her into helping him double-cross his former team of dirty cops. Victoria is forced to fight her way through a sea of drug dealers and underworld thugs in the course of one night in a bid to save her daughter from the only man she ever trusted. As the night goes on, she is confronted by her past as a Russian drug courier and must use guns, guts and a motorcycle to take out a series of violent gangsters or she may never see her child again.

Live blog

Time Comment
4:12 This is a really long intro for a modern movie.


Okay, I’ll put my hands up and admit that we couldn’t even get to the twenty minute rule with this movie. There were seven minutes of credits. SEVEN. It’s only a short film as it is, and 7% of it was taken up with opening credits. If you’re doing long credits, they need to serve a purpose: being entertaining, filling in back story, or just dazzling with creativity. This was I think supposed to be a bit of backstory but it felt like an endlessly boring Powerpoint presentation.

I do feel a little bad because the twenty minute rule is there for a reason, but the reviews for this movie suggest we didn’t miss anything by not getting past the title card.

Rating: Unrated

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