Moscow Heat

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"Vengeance is only the beginning."
  • R
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 2.5  (2,375)

Moscow Heat is a 2004 action thriller film directed by Jeff Celentano and starring Michael York, Alexander Nevsky, and Richard Tyson. The plot of the film revolves around the life of a former Russian boxer named Sasha Petrov (played by Alexander Nevsky), who now collaborates with the Moscow police as a detective. He is assigned to catch a notorious cunning criminal called Ivan (played by Richard Tyson), who has been spreading fear and chaos in Moscow's streets for a long time.

Michael York plays the role of an American billionaire, Mr. Johanson, who hires Sasha to investigate the theft of some sensitive data from his company's computer. Sasha soon discovers that Ivan is behind the theft, and as he races against time to solve the case and capture Ivan, he meets Johanson's beautiful daughter, Daria (played by Melissa Prophet). Sparks begin to fly as Sasha and Daria fall in love, making the mission even more challenging for Sasha, as he now has to protect both Daria and himself from Ivan's wrath.

The film's plot thickens as Sasha realizes that Ivan is not just an ordinary thief, but a man with a personal vendetta against him. The two men have a history together, which is revealed through the film's flashback scenes. Sasha and Ivan met when they were young, and had fought in a brutal boxing match, which left Ivan scarred for life. Ivan was sent to jail for his crimes, and he was left with a deep hatred for Sasha, which eventually led to him becoming a criminal.

The film's action scenes are well-choreographed and entertaining, with lots of gunfights, car chases, and fistfights. The actors deliver convincing performances, especially Alexander Nevsky, who is a real-life former Russian bodybuilder and boxer. Richard Tyson plays the role of the villain with conviction, making his character both threatening and intimidating.

One of the film's strengths is its depiction of Moscow's underground criminal world, which adds an element of authenticity to the story. The audience gets a glimpse of the city's dark alleys, rough neighbourhoods, and seedy bars, which contrast with the affluent lifestyle of the city's elite. This contrast is embodied in Michael York's character, Mr. Johanson, who represents this elite class, and has to navigate the treacherous waters of Moscow's criminal underworld to get his data back.

The film's pacing is uneven at times, with some scenes dragging on for longer than necessary, but the overall arc of the story keeps the audience engaged. The film's climax is suitably explosive and satisfying, with plenty of twists and turns that keep the audience guessing until the very end.

In summary, Moscow Heat is an enjoyable action thriller that delivers on its promise of high-octane entertainment. The film's strong performances, well-choreographed action scenes, and authentic depiction of Moscow's criminal underworld make it a worthwhile watch for fans of the genre.

Moscow Heat is a 2004 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 2.5.

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    2.5  (2,375)