BULLET PROOF (DEATH PURSUIT)
(director: James Clayton; screenwriters: Cooper Bibaud/Danny Mac/based on a story by Clayton, Bibaud and Mac; cinematographer: Ryan Petey; editor: Zach Steele; cast: Vinnie Jones (Temple), Lina Lecompte (Mia), James Clayton (The Thief), Glenn Ennis (Griz), Shane Leyden (Rahul), Lori Triolo (Dr. Zimmerman), Michael Mitton (Ronnie), Philip Granger (Vic), Danny Mac (Skinny), Matthew Graham (Officer Lewis), Justin Doran (Lobo), Janvier Katabarwa (The Frenchman), Shaw Madison (Lonnie); Runtime: 92; MPAA Rating: R; producers: James Clayton/Jonnie Broi/Paul Engstrom/Ryan Ennis/Marc Petey/Thomas Potter/Pieter Stathis/Zach Steele; Lionsgate; 2022-Canada)
“If you know what the thriller’s title Bullet Proof signifies, you’re a better man than me.”
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
An action crime thriller that’s too lightweight to have any gravitas and too generic to be fresh. It’s directed and co-stars James Clayton in his feature directorial debut, that’s based on a bad screenplay by Cooper Bibaud and Danny Mac and on a bad story by Clayton, Bibaud and Mac.
At a junkyard hideout an unnamed thief (James Clayton, the director) robs the million dollar plus drug money of the ruthless mob boss Temple (Vinnie Jones, ex soccer pro). Hiding in the trunk of the thief’s getaway car is Temple’s pregnant wife Mia (Lina Lecompte), using this opportunity to escape from her sadistic and controlling husband to return to her native country of Colombia with her son and get free of the monster.
Temple responds by going after the thief and his wife with his vicious hitman, The Frenchman (Janvier Katabarwa), and a few of his gang.
It’s predictably filled with chases, shootouts and a romance between the thief and runaway Lisa.
It’s not a good film. It should be a direct-to-video forgettable flick. If you know what the thriller’s title Bullet Proof signifies, you’re a better man than me.
REVIEWED ON 9/6/2022 GRADE: C-