Blitz by Elliot Lester on Cine+ Premiere (CanalSat)
My rating: 5 out of 10 stars
A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.
The blurb in the TV-magazine sounded somewhat interesting and thus this movie was our choice for last evenings TV-watching. I found it to be a decent enough cop versus serial killer and cop-hater movie but nothing really above average. The description line above, which can be found on IMDb as well as TMDb pretty much says everything you need to know about the movie. There is really not much more to it. Some sites talk about “fast-paced thriller”, “challenges in a multi-cultural environment” and “police sacrifices”. That is pretty much a load of bull as far as I am concerned.
Sure there is a side story about a cop-chick having drug problems as well as issues with a friend but that, to me, more felt like something to fill out the 97 minutes than anything else. Otherwise the movie played itself out in a fairly predictable manner. Jason Statham made a good impression as the “I do not give a shit who I piss off” ass-kicking cop.
As for the “fast-paced thriller” that some say it is. Well, it can hardly be said to be overly slow but it is not really fast-paced either. It was okay to watch on a Monday evening but it did not really manage to immerse me in any greater way. I had no problem multitasking a bit with my tablet while watching this movie. According to IMDb the movie is supposed to have an R-rating which sounds a bit over the top to me. On Cine+ it had a “not suitable below 12 years rating” which sounds a bit more appropriate.
As a feature movie in a theater I would say that this one doesn’t really cut it. As a TV police-movie it is fairly okay.