Wild Card

Never bet against a man with a killer hand


Wild Card
This week's action-junkie release is a remake of the 1986 film Heat which starred Burt Reynolds. Our hero is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, he strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly he is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, he has one last play to change his fortunes, and this time, it's all or nothing.

90 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Hope Davis, Milo Vertimiglia, Max Casella, Stanley Tucci, Jason Alexander, Sofia Vergara
Director
Simon West
ScreenplayWilliam Goldman, from his novel
MusicDario Marianelli
CinematographyShelly Johnson
EditingPadraic McKinley, Thomas J. Nordberg
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2015
Produced byLionsgate, SJ Heat Productions, Sierra/Affinity, Cinema Seven Productions, Current Entertainment, Quad Films, SJ Pictures, Silver State Production Services

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction thriller
LanguageStrong impact, frequent
NudityMild impact, brief and isolated
SexNone
ViolenceStrong impact, frequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild impact, fairly frequent
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
1
Violence
3
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconAll bets are off after Statham fails to lose his shirt.
5
Cape Times
Jordan Mintzer quote iconPlaying the 'Wild Card'.
10
Metacritic.com
19 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
48 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconHardcore Jason Statham fans may enjoy parts of Wild Card, but all other action aficionados need not apply.
5
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconStatham remake is violent and contemplative, not thrilling.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
37 users
10
Rottentomatoes users
6500 users
8
Internet
23405 Netizens quote icon Remake from 1986 Heat
11

Average .. 42%

8

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