In New Orleans, the salesman Elliot Brindle is full of debts and expecting a promotion to get married with his girlfriend Shelby that is pregnant. However his unethical chief fires him and Elliot is desperate since he supports his intellectually disabled brother Michael Brindle with his health insurance. He reaches the rock bottom when his estranged racist father tells that he is going to live with him. Out of the blue, Elliot receives a phone call and a stranger invites him to participate in a game where he may win a large amount and become a millionaire provided he accomplishes thirteen tasks. Initially the skeptical Elliot needs to kill a fly and then eat it. After each task, Elliot finds the promised deposit in his bank account. He decides to accept the invitation, and the tasks become aggressive, gruesome, brutal and offensive. When Elliot decides to quit the game, he realizes that there is no return for him.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Despite a silly plot it still entertains
A desperate salesman in need of money to support his family agrees to take part in a series of challenges to gain money.
The set up is pretty clumsy but the fun of this film is seeing what the challenges are and how the salesman completes them. The challenges start simple but quickly get more and more sinister.
The film is greatly helped by a good and likable performance from the lead Mark Webber as the everyman put in situations he doesn't want to be in. Good, solid support is provided from the rest of the cast including Ron Perlman. The film is fast paced and there is a great air of tension built up as the tasks escalate and the web closes in. It does become a little SAW like and at times it does become a bit hard to watch. However it does always manage to keep your attention.
This is a film not to think too much about but just to enjoy and on that score this film delivered for me.
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