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"Mob Rules" (DVD) - Reviewed by Stephen Hornbrook

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Synopsis

A couple of criminals head to Los Angeles after a heist job had gone wrong.  It has been 10 years and they seek revenge from their partner, C-Note, that screwed them on the heist. The two blokes think they can just waltz into C-Note’s place and shake him down, but he is not one to back down. They find out the truth about their forth partner, Reggie, and how he died during the heist and what happened to the money. Like most mobster movies, there are a lot of shakedowns, people owing other people money, drugs, gun fights, and strippers.

Specifications

  • Lionsgate
  • 2010, Color, Rated R, 1 Hr 37 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • 480p
  • English Dolby Digital
  • Starring: Lennie James, Treva Etienne, Gary McDonald
  • Directed by Keith Parmer
Rating
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: Yes
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

Mob Rules is a low budget crime drama that feels a bit like something I would see on the Independent Film Channel.  Decent acting, but the story just isn’t gripping enough to keep one interested.

Technical

It has been awhile since I have watched a standard definition DVD movie.  Blu-ray has me completely spoiled. For a low budget movie though, the quality is decent.

Extras

Interview with Cast and Crew, “Turn You” Music Video, Trailer.