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Set Up

action & adventure


A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town.

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3 stars

jackson's been in some movies lately and well thats fine with me i think hes good and he was good in this i liked the story even though it has been done many times before but it was still good to watch and phillippe played the jerk of the movie which he is good at and he can just keep doing those i never cared for him as a actor much anyway but he can play the bad guy pretty well and bruce willis is in this but another minor role which he as been doing lately just poping in for a little bit then going which is fine hes fun to watch and he does his parts well but randy coutures part in this movie was just a waste ive come to like him alot after his expendables roles and jeez you blink and you miss him and what a way he went out in this sad!

- ein2236, Sunday, January 6, 2013

2 stars

With two big names such as Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe, you may think that this is a worthy film but you would be wrong as Bruce is barely in the movie at all, despite being featured prominently on the poster and Philippe is just not convincing as a tougher than nails gang member, replete with tattoos. There is a bedroom scene where he appears shirtless but those scrawny upper arms are not exactly gang material biceps. A crummy B-Grade crime flick that I would have skipped had it not been for Bruce Willis` name on the DVD cover. Warning: Spoilers Let me spare you the agony of watching and just reveal all! Three childhood friends (Ryan Phillippe, Brett Granstaff, and 50 Cent) carry out a daring daylight diamond heist in Detroit but there is no honor to be found amongst thieves when one of them double crosses the other two to get all the money for himself but botches the job of killing them both. Sonny ('50 Cents') survives the shooting with a slug stuck in his collarbone that his tattoo artist friend Joey extracts. Afterward, our protagonist sets out to exact vengeance on the psychotic Vincent for the killing of his mate. Wrecking revenge is more complicated than Sonny imagined and so he aligns with ruthless crime boss Bruce Willis to get back the money from the heist, but once again things go wrong when a lame-brained thug Petey (Wrestler and Mixed Martial Artist Randy Couture) accidentally shoots himself when he is playing with gun. (if you can get over the muscle man for the mob shooting himself while playing with guns then feel free to check this one out) Not to worry though because Sonny enlists the help of his creepy meatpacker friend who helps him dispose of the dead body. Meanwhile we have Shaun Toub as the mysterious hit-man who skulks about on the periphery searching for the stolen diamonds and Jenna Dewan as the sister neither one of the shooter`s best friends know about and she just happens to be the driver for the guy they robbed. Throw in Philippe's jailed father (James Remar in a completely wasted opportunity) and a bunch of vicious Russian mobsters running around trying to dispatch everyone in sight and it's simply too much to take.

- xxdebxx, Saturday, November 5, 2011

1 star

Cast: Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillippe, 50 Cent, Jenna Dewan, Randy Couture, James Remar, Susie Abromeit, Jordan Trovillion Director: Mike Gunther Summary: A diamond heist goes horribly wrong, and the group of friends who sought to make a fortune must instead fight for their very survival. Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillippe and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson bring the firepower in this thriller. My Thoughts: "This movie is a perfect example of being blinded by the actor's you may like/love and not looking too much into the story beforehand. Love Bruce, like Ryan, so obviously I would over look 50 Cent and watch the movie. Mistake of course. I don't even think 50 Cent was that bad in it (although his character isn't very believable) but he definitely isn't amazing either. Some should just stick to their music careers. Not all singer's and rapper's are meant to act. But in the end it was the script that flushed this film down the crapper. You are left to guess throughout the film on how these people became friends, why they turn on each other, and whatever else this film had going on in it. I seem to have forgotten. Which leaves me to my next comment, the film is completely forgettable and not worth taking a second glance at."

- LWOODS04, Monday, December 12, 2011