Movie Review: One More Shot (2024)

Movie Bunker Score:
2.5/5

One More Shot

Release: 2024-01-12Genre: ActionDuration: 102 minsBudget: $ 0
Overview

Following the attack on the black site in Poland, Navy SEAL Jake Harris is ordered to escort terrorist suspect Amin Mansur to Washington D.C. for interrogation. Before the prisoner transfer process is complete, though, the airport is attacked by a group of heavily armed, well-trained mercenaries.

One More Shot

Release: 2024-01-12Genre: ActionDuration: 102 minsBudget: $ 0
Overview

Following the attack on the black site in Poland, Navy SEAL Jake Harris is ordered to escort terrorist suspect Amin Mansur to Washington D.C. for interrogation. Before the prisoner transfer process is complete, though, the airport is attacked by a group of heavily armed, well-trained mercenaries.

One More Shot stands out as a cinematic marvel, showcasing captivating and up-close action sequences seamlessly crafted to give the illusion of a single continuous take. While Scott Adkins delivers a commendable performance for the most part, the finale falls short, leaving room for a potential sequel.

Plot Summary:

Picking up immediately after the events of the first film, Navy SEAL Jake Harris, portrayed by Scott Adkins, is tasked with escorting terrorist suspect Amin Mansur (Waleed Elgadi) to Washington D.C for interrogation following an attack on a black site in Poland.

Review:

In this sequel titled One More Shot, Scott Adkins reprises his role as Jake Harris, navigating the aftermath of the previous movie’s conclusion. The film maintains its technical brilliance, creating a visual spectacle that appears as if shot in a single take. Adkins, along with the dedicated cast and crew, succeeds in bringing the story to life.

While the movie excels in technical aspects and features impressive fight scenes, my enthusiasm was tempered by a somewhat underwhelming conclusion. The ending lacked a significant thrill, and the main villains remain alive, hinting at the possibility of a third installment. Despite a brief appearance by Michael Jai White, his showdown with Scott Adkins adds a thrilling element.

The narrative introduces twists to keep the audience engaged, and Waleed Elgadi delivers an excellent performance as Mansur, infusing genuine emotion into his character amidst the chaos. Tom Berenger’s portrayal of the gruff Marshall adds authenticity to his role, even if he predominantly shouts at everyone.

While the dialogue takes a back seat to the action, the film successfully opts for a more realistic and grounded approach rather than relying on cliché one-liners often found in old-school action movies.

In conclusion, One More Shot, despite its technical brilliance and intense action, left me somewhat unsatisfied with its open-ended conclusion and underutilization of Michael Jai White. Scott Adkins continues to shine as a dedicated action star, and the film, considering its modest budget, impresses technically. However, I find myself leaning towards a preference for the first installment.

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