Shot Caller

Shot Caller

DVD - 2017
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A newly released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California
Publisher: [Montreal, Quebec] : VVS Films, 2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,5.1 Dolby Digital
video file,DVD video
Other Standard Identifier: 888235024479

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Feb 13, 2019

Didn't realize that actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, GOT's Jaime Lannister, is such a big guy as in this action prison drama. The film is an eye opener about a man who intent to pay his dues for a DUI manslaughter crime but found himself rising in the prison gang ranks. Over time, his moral compass changed and chose to abide by the gang rules: "You got your rules and we got the gang's rules. And theirs matter." Thought provoking concerning the well beings of institutionalized inmates in our penal system.

Gritty, violent story about a man, unwittingly, being pulled into the Aryan Brotherhood.
The dialogue and acting are both spot on and unnervingly realistic. The actors, quite obviously, spent some time with actual Convicts prior to filming.

Everything seems a little rushed here though. They try to pack so much into a short period of time. This could have, easily, been a modern Godfather trilogy.
And, the ending? Well, it's a little absurd and kinda depressing.
It's OK. But, not really worth writing home about.

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