This is a great movie!
Alpha | Upstate, NY | 01/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First off, this movie is awesome! The description on the package is pretty straight forward, but the movie isn't. Plenty of plot twists to keep you off balance. Awesome music, I wish the soundtrack was available! The fights were great, one of the fights looked like something out of a Tekken or a Dead or Alive video game. The camera work wasn't the best, the CGI wasn't great, and some of the dialogue was just bad, but all in all, this movie suprised me, and I'm so glad I got it. One major disappointment, Gary Daniels is holding a katana on the package, but unfortunately, there's no swords in the movie so you don't get to see Daniels take someone out with a sword. Also the ending was slow, and you're not quite sure what happens to his family. Buy this movie if you're an action/martial arts fan, you won't be disappointed!"
WHERE'S THE SWORD?
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 02/19/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Shame on movie distributors that put your action hero on the front and misrepresent the movie! Gary Daniels never even touches a sword in this one! Shame, shame!
Aside from that, here's some thoughts about BLACK FRIDAY:
*Director Darren Doane has a nifty camera eye, with his use of pastel abstract colors and some unusual filming of the film's two long fight scenes.
*Why does Dean Campbell give up his family to help out in this caper?
*Gary Daniels has a commanding stage presence, able to blend his fierce martial arts persona and that of your average Joe. He is to be commended for trying to be an "actor" instead of a "martial arts" star, but he should remember---he is still a martial arts star and he should put a little more action in his movies. The long fifteen minute sequence between him and his friend, Matt, is filmed at such a strange angle it diminishes the performances.
*This is not a great movie, but enjoyable in a cinematic way."
Not bad for low budget
David L. Larsen | norway | 09/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this movie was quite good. yo can really tell that the cast and crew did their best to make sure that it is a good movie, but i think that what stopped them was the money. they didn have the budget to make it as interessting as it could be. but the fight scenes are great, the way the camera move during the fight scene is well done, the soundtrack was awesome, but still, i feel that there were something missing... but at the same time i love this movie."