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Actors: Armand Assante, Lola Glaudini, Rick Schroder, Danny Keogh, Nadia Kretschmer
Director: Anthony Hickox
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Hbo Home Video Release Date: 06/01/2004 Run time: 96 minutes Rating: R
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Fasten your seatbelt!
Lee Armstrong | 03/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An unexpected treat. Just when you think you know where this movie is going it heads off in another genre-bending direction. Armand Assante isn't your everyday dentist, but then again The Sopranos' Lola Glaudini isn't exactly your typical loan officer. But Consequence's lack of Central Casting stereotypes is part of what's so great about it. Nothing here is as it seems. Great photography and music, too. Even the action is weird and fun. See it!"
Zombie in Motion
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 06/09/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Perhaps one might predict the impact of this German production by director Anthony Hickox by looking at some of the other films he has directed such as, "Stormcatcher," "Jill the Vampire," "Submerged," & "Blast." Armand Assante who's played in some great films like "Paradise Alley," "Private Benjamin" & "The Mambo Kings" plays two brothers. The film's plot is a bit of a mishmash as dentist Max Taylor apparently made a mistake that caused his dental license to be revoked. Without income, he's relegated to pulling teeth from corpses in a morgue to assist in false identity scams. One of these is his own as he stages his own death in a plane accident to get out of the clutches of a demanding wife who wants to drain away all of his remaining assets and them divorce him. Max has an affair with Eva, Lola Glaudini of TV's "Criminal Minds." She works at a bank and will help with fund transfers. Unfortunately, Lola has a little AC/DC action going on with Max's ex-wife and doublecrosses him on $3,000,000 in insurance payouts. Max meanwhile has headed to South America and has clandestine plastic surgery paid for with who-knows-what funds since the $3 million figure never seems to waiver and comes out looking like his brother Sam Taylor. Unbeknownst to Max, Sam was a dirty CIA operative who scammed $250,000,000 from the government and has top CIA officials very nervous since Sam could bring them down with the information he has. So when Max returns looking like Sam, people come out of the woodwork to try to kill him. Bodies mount up as the bright light of the film, ex-agent John Wolf played by Rick Schroeder turns up to save him. Max doesn't know John since he was Sam's partner (confused, yet?), but finds himself re-teamed with Eva after his ex gets whacked in a hotel room by CIA. Together, they try to scam John, which winds up working okay as John accidentally blows his brains out. Schroeder's CIA agent John Wolf has humor, drives some great car chase scenes up and down the stairs of a bank that looks like the national reserve, and ultimately the film dies with him. However, like a zombie in motion, the shutter still rolls as Max is taken to a lighthouse tower in which his brother Sam who was not dead has killed most of the CIA badguys and leaves Eva chained near a bomb at the top of the tower. Max escapes, but Eva runs back for the 3 mil only to be blown up in the climactic lighthouse explosion. The films ends sadly with Assante on a lonely Chilean beach by himself. Rather than "Consequence," another title for this film might be "Convoluted." The action moves fast enough. If you're willing to leave your brain behind, you can enjoy this German B flick. Taxi!"