Honestly, he just had to tell that idea to someone and it could be great movie. The acting was solid and cinematography and editing were top notch. His acting is too painful for my senses. Thanks to the other reviewers - that's the only reason I watched this. The story telling is cool. Saying that, it was a bit messy early on, giving the distinct impression it was going to be a headache to stick with, style over substance perhaps.
His motives are unknown; however, he is very creative when it comes to extracting information and escapism think Krazy Glue. And I loved the killer's flashback to his old life. Great things about the film: 1. After new Detective Stan Jeter leaves the game, he is caught by a vicious psychopath and locked in a basement, where he must match wits against his captor. Damn near everything about the film exceeded expectations, to be completely honest. It's like this film created a small black slug of negativity inside me and I desperately needed to spit it out before it grew into a large snake, consuming me as I sleep. For a movie that admirably and genre and succeeds, this was a misstep.
I watched the film last night via Amazon. This film deserves more publicity than it is getting. On a tangent: I love it when directors cast people the actual age of the characters in the roles as it's rare to see anyone under 30 playing anything other than high schoolers. They tell you stories about their time on the job — their successes and failures. I enjoyed the ending and I wish the team behind this all the best in their next venture. I thought all the cops at the poker table were already dead, reminiscing in purgatory.
When you become a detective in Warsaw, Indiana, you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business, who tell you stories about their time on the job. From the proliferation of sequels and franchises, remakes and reboots, will occasionally come an original movie that really works. They tell you stories about their time on the job — their successes and failures. Greg Francis has a hit on his hands. Later even more stupidity another top notch detective comes to the rescue captures the bad guy and handcuffs him to the wall. I'm not a fan of slasher films, but intrigued with the description, which involved a rookie detective listening to stories of veteran cops at a poker game; stories that later come to help him escape a life-or-death situation, I gave this movie a shot.
After that, though, even this refreshing character completely falls apart. Like Seven and Usual Suspect, Poker Night combines thrills and twists and turns that will leave you guessing till the very end. He is coached by older cops and given advice through their stories of previous busts while playing poker all the while we see jeter in flashbacks being tortured by a mystery man. This will most certainly be an overlooked film of 2014, but for what few of us enjoy a good story with some excellent twists and turns, this will certainly be a great detour to embark on and enjoy. Oleh Dunia21 Synopsis When you become a detective in Warsaw Indiana - you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business.
Add to that a cast of character actors that everyone must enjoy watching, and this couldn't really go wrong. The movie centres around young police detective Stan Jeter, played by Beau Mirchoff. I need to write ten lines minimum however there isn't anything more worthy writing about it. I strongly advise others to skip this film. I think if there's any real 'problem' with it is, it doesn't follow the typical arc people expect these days. Also there is this gimmick, where the main character a young cop takes the place on screen of his older colleagues who are trying through personal stories to transfer their wisdom to him. The interaction between the protagonist is a metaphorical game of poker itself, as our hero needs to bluff his way out alive, while still reading his opponent in the same way that poker pros try to read each other at the felt tables.
Stil it is a 4, but only for trying. In the end jeter has to solve things on his own and that's where my spoilers will end This will undoubtedly become an underground cult hit and deserves at least 2 screenings. This movie seems to try very hard to be something that it just can't pull off. Esposito and Perlman gave good performances but their screen time was limited, don't go into this film thinking you'll see a lot of them. This is a convincing premise. Aside from a few slight instances that could be looked at as far-fetched, the film speeds along, even with lots of dialogue, and the interwoven separate stories blend together well to drive home a conclusion that could be seen as misleading.
This is true of the movie, and the multiple flashback sequences could be wearing at times. To create a character that is that is so deplorable, yet so intriguing that you want him to stay alive long enough for you to decipher and understand him better, because you wonder, on some level, if a piece of this thing is inside you — kept at bay because of your principles, ethics, beliefs, and societal controls. Maybe someone will make better remake. Direction is excellent and I personally loved the unique way in which the story was told. This also shows a bit of too much cynicism.
Elements of darkness are expertly counter balanced with lighter scenes and themes. The masked menace simultaneously disgusts while in some subtle form tapping into a deeply buried part of the modern man who's living in a highly structured world and whom may, on some primal level, want to break the bounds of societal expectation and live a life by a code of one's own invention; a sort of amoral Nietzschian Übermensch character - fully developed in its sense of having defined what it wants to do and doing it, regardless of the obstacles or consequences. Trying to be smart as other producers but failing long way before the goal line. I watched it to watch a thriller, but I was disappointed! This is the kind of problem that mixing genre throws up. All in all, it was actually one of the better movies I've seen this year. The great cast and adventurous plotting make Poker Night a good watch.