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|Hell To Pay|
Actors: Dave Courtney, Billy Murray
Director: Roberto Gomez Martin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Dave Malone, a street-tough British gangster, gets set-up by his own brother to murder a rival crime boss. Wise to the scheme he eliminates the competition and then masterminds a way to beat the murder rap, while beginning... more »
"best western of 2006 nominee"?
William W. Crane | Olympia, WA USA | 03/14/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I love a good western. That being said, I didn't love "Hell To Pay". It was o.k. and that's it. The box said it was nominated as "...best western of 2006", so I guess it was the only western out in 2006, and it didn't win the catagory. It had a lot of "legendary" western stars in it, returning for "...a final shootout". That was, kind of, cool but, it wasn't a whole lot different than say, "Maverick". A movie that I enjoyed a lot more, by the way. The dialog in "Hell To Pay" was written poorly, and the acting wasn't much better. I have a compulsion, at times, to count the shots taken in movie shootouts. I resisted this time but, I know more than 6 shots were taken by shooters in their scenes; a sure sign of inattentive editing or, not caring and going for the action shot. The actors, also (another pet-peeve) acted like they were shooting bb guns. No recoil even hinted at. I would think that, a movie that has SASS (Single Action Shooting Society, kind of a Creative Anachronism Society for the old west) associated with it might be more, for lack of a better term, realistic, maybe accurate works. I think it was just an excuse for SASS'ers to go out and play western, and get it on film. The main reason I purchased the movie was the purported nomination for the Golden Boot Award. I guess I should have investigated the organization that gives out this "award". 3 stars is being generous, It was, after all, a "try"."
Hell to Pay
Janet Fogleman | 08/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I very much enjoyed this film. It was entertaining. The script & cast were great. I almost didn't purchase this video because of the reviews that I had read here on [...] were very negative, but I'm glad I did."
Reality Movie, brilliantly executed!
Mr. R. Ellor | Salford, United Kingdom | 06/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First let me dispense with the unpleasantness written about this movie.
High profile ex-gangster Dave Courtney was accused of a massive ego trip by making this film. Complete rubbish. Dave instead wanted to make a genuine gangster film, using genuine gangsters and authentic dialogue rather than actors reading a script.
Accept this and it puts the film in a totally new light. Rather than use a tightly written script, this is an essay in improvisation and gritty realism. The characters are played by people who walk the walk, not just talk the talk.
If you want to see prostitutes playing prostitutes and hard gangsters playing their real life roles, this is the movie to watch as the cast list alone represents a who's who of London crime and tough guys. Dave and his production crew went to amazing lengths to 'keep it real', and that alone deserves the respect of the viewer."