The Russian Specialist

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"They took his family. Now he's out for revenge."
  • R
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 5.5  (3,983)

In The Russian Specialist, Dolph Lundgren plays Nikolai Cherenko, a Russian Special Forces veteran turned hitman. Nikolai is hired by a wealthy businessman to carry out a hit on a rival, but as he prepares for the job, he discovers that his target is actually a former colleague from his time in the army. As Nikolai delves deeper into the assassination plot, he uncovers a web of deceit and corruption that stretches all the way to the highest levels of the Russian government. Along the way, he enlists the help of a beautiful journalist (played by Olivia Lee) and a retired Russian spy (played by Ben Cross) to help him take down the corrupt officials and clear his own name.

The Russian Specialist is an action-packed thriller that combines elements of classic spy movies with modern-day action sequences. The film features plenty of gunplay, hand-to-hand combat, and explosive stunts, as well as a healthy dose of political intrigue and espionage.

Dolph Lundgren delivers a solid performance as the brooding, conflicted Nikolai, who is torn between his loyalty to his country and his desire for redemption. Ben Cross is equally compelling as the world-weary former spy, who serves as a mentor and guide to Nikolai throughout the film.

The supporting cast, which includes Ivan Petrushinov as Nikolai's former comrade-in-arms and Raicho Vasilev as the ruthless businessman who hires him, all deliver strong performances as well.

Director Dolph Lundgren, who also co-wrote the screenplay, infuses the film with a gritty, realistic style that emphasizes the brutal nature of the world in which Nikolai and his cohorts must operate. The action sequences are expertly staged and choreographed, and the film's pacing is brisk and engaging throughout.

Overall, The Russian Specialist is a pulse-pounding thriller that offers plenty of excitement and intrigue for fans of the genre. Lundgren's performance is one of his best, and the supporting cast and excellent direction combine to make the film a standout entry in the action-thriller canon.

The Russian Specialist is a 2006 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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    5.5  (3,983)