Throwdown is plain and simple a bad movie, which I guess is a bit disappointing if only the DVD cover at least looked professional and I am a fan of Vinnie Jones especially when he’s given a more substantial role. Instead we got some false advertising and an amateurish movie on the whole.
Genre(s): Crime, Drama
Lionsgate | R – 76 min. – $26.98 | October 14, 2014
A young criminal defense attorney (TIMOTHY WOODWARD JR.) struggles with a homicide case that is not as cut-and-dried as it appears when the mob (led by VINNIE JONES) gets involved, and he quickly realizes that to keep himself and his client alive, he must work outside of the law. Also includes a B-plot of kidnap/prostitution with a mid-level mobster (DANNY TREJO) leading the way.
Quick Hit Review: Throwdown is a poorly made crime drama with a named supporting cast, in mostly cameos (for which Vinnie Jones and Danny Trejo are making a career out of nowadays), and drowns due to terrible acting by the director who, for whatever reason, thought could carry a film, although it’s not as if the writing was any good. Yeah, so skip this turkey outright.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.5/5
Behind the Scenes of Throwdown (19:39) just has EPK-level info with some BTS footage and on-set interviews.
Digital Copy – Inside the case is a redemption code for the UltraViolet DC.
Previews – The Prince, Reclaim, A Good Man, Armed Response
VIDEO – 3.0/5 | AUDIO – 2.5/5
I’m fairly certain Throwdown was a low budget flick and it certainly looks it with soft focus at times and washed out colors throughout. Meanwhile, the Dolby Digital 5.1 track really sounds bad with sometimes muffled dialogue and the score, which itself is awful, is low in volume to go along with any other effects.
OVERALL – 1.5/5
Overall, Throwdown is plain and simple a bad movie, which I guess is a bit disappointing if only the DVD cover at least looked professional and I am a fan of Vinnie Jones especially when he’s given a more substantial role. Instead we got some false advertising and an amateurish movie on the whole. The DVD released by Lionsgate has very average video and audio and the featurette is basic.