Breakout (1975)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) Flamboyant, funny, and talkative Charles Bronson – How often do we see that!
2) $500 check running gag.

 
CONS –
1) Plain and simple prison-escape plot without any thrills
2) Apart from Bronson, all other actors are acting like B-Grade actors including Robert Duvall and John Huston

 
QUOTE –
Jay Wagner: The day I’m reduced to making love in here is the day I give up.

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The Mechanic (1972)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

 
Pros –
1) Opening 15 minutes without any dialogue.
2) A great story of 2 assassins where the bored older assassin is curious to lose the game.
3) Charles Bronson as Arthur Bishop – A Bruce Wayne like rich & sophisticated character who decided to be a hitman by choice.
4) Bike chase scene.
5) Superb unexpected climax!

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Arthur Bishop: You always have to be dead sure. Dead sure or dead.

Death Wish II (1982)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/5

 

Pros –
1) The Shadow Of Vigilante
2) The park shoot-out sequence
3) Return Of Det. Ochoa

 

Cons –
1) A half-hearted effort of director Michael Winner
2) Disappointing sequel
3) Paul Kersey’s romantic angle

 
Quote –
Inspector Lt. Mankiewicz: Let me get this straight… you and your wife were attacked by four muggers and then all of a sudden this guy comes out from nowhere and begins shooting, killing these two here… and you don’t know what he looks like?
Tourist: He saved our lives dammit! Where were you, giving out parking tickets?
Inspector Lt. Mankiewicz: I want a description of that guy looked like!
Tourist: He was a very good citizen!