10 augustus 2015
Greg Francis
Halston Sage (Bad Neighbours, Grown Ups 2)
Corey Large (Lone Survivor)
Giancarlo Esposito (Alex Cross, Breaking Bad)
Beau Mirchoff (I Am Number Four, Awkward)
Michael Eklund (Watchmen)
Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Drive, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Jaar: 2014

A Première TV Distribution Release

Poker Night


Wanneer de jonge rechercheur Stan Jeter (Beau Mirchoff, Awkward) naar Warsaw, Indiana overgeplaatst wordt, wacht hem een bizar ontgroeningsritueel: een nachtje pokeren met zijn door de wol geverfde collega's. Telkens als ze winnen, vertellen de veteranen hem een sterk verhaal over hun tijd bij het korps. De successen én de tegenslagen. Na het afscheid wordt Jeter echter ontvoerd door een gemaskerde psychopaat en opgesloten in een kelder, samen met een recent verdwenen jonge vrouw. Tussen de meedogenloze seriemoordenaar en zijn slachtoffers komt het al snel tot een gruwelijk partijtje mentale blufpoker. En Jeters enige wapen zijn de tips die hij kreeg tijdens Poker Night...

Poker Night is een wurgende thriller in de aloude traditie van Seven en The Usual Suspects, met grillige plotwendingen die je tot op het einde op het puntje van je stoel genageld houden. De film pakt uit met een absolute topcast: Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring uit Breaking Bad), Ron Eldard (Black Hawk Down), Titus Welliver (Gone Baby Gone) en Corey Large (Lone Survivor)


  • This mash-up of cop thriller and torture porn features some clever twists and provides the opportunity for some terrific characters actors to strut their stuff.
  • The players are good, with Mirchoff earnest and young as a nice contrast to the salty, rough-and-tumble elders, especially the iconic screen heavy, Perlman.
  • Poker Night is a blend of genres, including those of: horror, crime thriller and even comedy. Poker Night is well produced. From acting to directing styles, the film is made of quality. It is also interesting to see so many recognizable cast members here, including: Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito, Corey Large and Lochlyn Munro. Director and writer Greg Francis must have pulled several strings, to bring together such a great cast.
  • Greg Francis certainly shows a strong hand with Poker Night, providing a fresh alternative to cop thrillers and horror slashers by smashing the two together in a Frankensteined effort. While Perlman entertains and Mirchoff guides, it's Eklund who walks away from the table boasting the biggest stack thanks to an immersive turn of villainy that makes Manson look like a candy striper. Poker Night is a cool, calm, and confident thriller with a few aces up its sleeve that'll keep you guessing, achieving a wild freshness that typical horror thrillers might skimp on – a case of ambition yielding surprising rewards.
  • I suggest checking it out if you're looking for something unique.
  • Poker Night is one of the more memorable thrillers to come along in years. Featuring a capable cast having fun with their supporting roles, Poker Night will keep you guessing until the end with its startling twists and turns. Could this be the birth of another horror franchise?
  • Half Reservoir Dogs, half Saw, with a splash of over-the-top Natural Born Killers thrown in for good measure and you get the wonderfully entertaining and equally disturbing Poker Night. The acting is generally top-notch, the story moves at a brisk pace, and the ultimate resolution is a satisfying one. Oh, and you'll never look at superglue the same way ever again.
  • I knew very well that Poker Night was going to be a great film just by viewing the trailer a time or two, but I didn't know how great it was going to be. There were tons of twists that no one could see coming, keeping me enthralled in the action the entire time. If you're looking for the next hidden gem in this genre, this is it, for sure.
  • Decent brutal and bloody fun, a somewhat intriguing mystery and a powerful cast composed of numerous extremely talented individuals. It also has some hilariously twisted moments, reminiscent of a demented dark comedy, and a number more sequences that are grisly, intense and quite well done.


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