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  • R
  • 2020
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.3  (69,572)
  • 42

Guns Akimbo is a 2019 action-comedy film, directed by Jason Lei Howden, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, and Ned Dennehy. The movie takes place in a dystopian world, where a group of people are obsessed with a violent video game called Skizm, where the gun-wielding contestants fight in a live-streamed battle to the death. Radcliffe plays Miles, a video game developer who works for Skizm's creators. One night, while trolling an online forum, Miles insults the game's biggest champion and all-around badass, known as Nix. The next day, he finds his home has been broken into, and Nix and some goons have bolted guns to his hands, much like the characters in his video game. Miles is reluctant, terrified, and utterly unprepared for the ensuing chaos, but he eventually decides to fight against Nix.

As Miles tries to figure out how to remove the guns from his hands and avoid being killed, he comes into contact with Nova, a fellow Skizm contestant played by Weaving, who also has a personal vendetta against Nix. Together, they team up to defeat Nix and the rest of the Skizm crew. Along the way, they encounter various absurd and bloody obstacles, including a group of wealthy socialites who hunt Skizm contestants for sport, and a no-holds-barred brawl in a giant arcade.

Radcliffe delivers an impressive performance playing against type, as his portrayal of Miles is a far cry from his famous Harry Potter persona. He embodies the anxiety-ridden Miles perfectly, and the dark comedy of the movie shines through his performance. Weaving is equally exceptional, playing the confident and fearless Nova with ease.

Dennehy delivers a standout performance as Riktor, the eccentric mastermind behind Skizm. He is appropriately menacing and unstable, leaving the audience fascinated and slightly terrified. Besides that, Rhys Darby's brief but memorable appearance is another highlight of the movie.

The film's action sequences are visually stunning and hyper-violent, with an impressive use of slow-motion shots and quick editing. The soundtrack is also unique and fitting, featuring metal, rap, and electronic music to accompany the assembly of the movie's heaviest scenes.

In conclusion, Guns Akimbo is a ridiculous and entertaining movie, with a sharp sense of humor and an impressive cast. It's an enjoyable watch for both action-thriller and comedy movie lovers who will appreciate the film's absurdity and excessive violence. It does an excellent job of satirizing the internet's culture, video game obsession, and the darker side of social media. Overall, Guns Akimbo is an unexpected gem, and good for those who want to watch something different and fun.

Guns Akimbo is a 2020 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 42.

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    6.3  (69,572)
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