Monday, December 20, 2010

King of the Avenue

Release Date: September 17th, 2010

Genre: Thriller / Crime / Drama

Stars: Ving Rhames, Simon Rex, Esai Morales

Synopsis: A drug dealer makes a deal with the devil to become top dog in the local criminal underworld.

AltAss Ratings (On a scale of 1 to 5 asses)


An awful attempt to mash together two or three classic movie storylines that does not even come close to landing on its feet.

Writing / Production:        

There is a lot of distractingly awful dialogue to go along with the a plot and characters that are impossible to take seriously. 


Ving Rhames is a master at playing the kind of characters he does in this film and his brilliance flickers through the darkness during a few short lived scenes.  Every other actor in this film should be (and probably are) waiting tables.


This movie draws hard from serious gangster flicks and tries to throw a curveball that you will definitely recognize from another well known movie or two.


The opening sequence which is largely carried by Rhames and features none of the other leads was actually pretty damn good and sets the audience up for the massive disappointment to come.  This has some value as a "so bad it's funny" movie if you are into that sort of thing, but don't expect anything more.

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