February 26, 2015

Salma Hayek stars in EVERLY.

Directed by: Joe Lynch

Written by: Yale Hannon

Cast: Salma Hayek, Togo Igawa, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Laura Cepeda, Akie Kotabe

Rating: R (for strong bloody violence, torture, nudity, sexual images and language)

Running Time: 92 minutes

EVERLY has ninjas, prostitutes, assassins, guns, gratuitous violence, sword play, beheadings, torture, Salma Hayek… basically everything that teenage boys and young men find cool. As unappealing as EVERLY might be for the majority of the film going public, director Joe Lynch does a great job of mining every aspect of this low budget, over-the-top grizzly thriller. Salma Hayek (where have you been?) is also very good as a sex slave trying to not only save her life, but that of her mother’s and daughter’s. However, her character’s ability to dismantle and kill so many would-be assassins defies logic, but it can be easily overlooked because of the film’s cartoonish handling of violence.

Grade: B-

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