The Silencer

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"...a deadly game!"
  • R
  • 1992
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 4.0  (415)

The Silencer is a 1992 action-thriller movie directed by Amy Goldstein. The film follows the story of a woman named Rhonda Gallardo (played by Lynette Walden), who is forced to go undercover as a killer in order to take down a gang of drug lords responsible for her husband's death. Rhonda is a former cop who is still grappling with the pain of losing her husband, who was killed while working undercover. When Rhonda learns that the criminals responsible for her husband's death are still at large, she decides to take things into her own hands. She tracks down the gang and goes undercover, assuming the persona of a silent, deadly killer called "The Silencer."

As The Silencer, Rhonda befriends the gang members and begins to work her way up the ranks. She gains the trust of the gang's leader, J.D. (Chris Mulkey), and his second-in-command, Tony (Paul Ganus). However, as Rhonda gets closer to her targets, she must contend with the fact that her own life is in danger if she is discovered.

Rhonda is an expert in martial arts, and the fight scenes in The Silencer are definitely a highlight of the film. The fight choreography is well-done and believable, with Rhonda delivering powerful kicks and punches to her opponents. The film's action scenes are also well-paced, with enough suspense and tension to keep the viewer engaged.

In addition to the action scenes, The Silencer also has some interesting characters. Rhonda is a sympathetic protagonist, and Walden does a good job of conveying her pain and determination. Mulkey's J.D. is a suitably menacing antagonist, but he's not without his own vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, Ganus's Tony is a conflicted character who's torn between his loyalty to J.D. and his growing admiration for Rhonda.

The Silencer is also notable for its use of location. The film takes place in Los Angeles, and many of the scenes were shot in authentic locations, including the Watts Towers and the Los Angeles River. This gives the film a gritty, urban atmosphere that adds to its overall effectiveness.

Overall, The Silencer is a solid action-thriller that's well worth watching for fans of the genre. Its story is solid, its action scenes are well-done, and its characters are interesting enough to keep you engaged. If you're looking for a fun, fast-paced movie to watch, The Silencer is a good choice.

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    4.0  (415)