Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Joe Flanigan and Anna-Louise Plowman
Director: Ernie Barbarash
Running time: 93 minutes
Showing at Cineplex Cinema
He is the man you want to call when something is amiss. Jean Claude Van Damme curved out his niche as the hero character in many of his movies.
He is back with Six Bullets, in which he stars as Samson Gaul, an ex-mercenary that has just been hired by a mixed martial arts fighter to find his missing daughter in Moldova, somewhere in Romania.
The title, Six Bullets, gets relevance in the storyline where Gaul is very careful how he shoots because, even amidst the heat of the battle, every bullet counts. He has been retired for some years but this does not mean he is tired. Plus, he is willing to give a last go at it, for the desperate father who is sad and blue after the wrong guys kidnap his daughter.
Yes, Damme has grown old but he has not lost his touch at kicking and punching the bad guys. Matter of fact, his stunts are well-thought out, smarter and more believable. Director and movie producer Ernie Barbarash has worked on other movies like American Psycho, The First 9½ Weeks, Cube Zero and Stir of Echoes: The Dead Speak.