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The story: in a city ruled by gangs and fear, one of them - a six-person ensemble known as the Purifiers, led by an idealist called John (Richard Jobson, Sucker Punch) - refuses to join the crime conglomerate founded by a kingpin (Kevin McKidd, Trainspotting); they subsequently find themselves the target of the other gangs and must attempt to escape the city with their lives.
"Purifiers" does not look or sound like the countless other direct-to-video action movies of the last decade: to differentiate itself from the other schlock, the movie makes ample usage of musical cues, slow motion, narrative voiceovers, post-production inserts, flowery dialogue (e.g.Read more ›
First of all the script is so predictable that all of us managed to guess what the actors were going to say before they said it. The script is about as complex and thrilling as spitting chewing gum out in the street.
Ok, now that we have established that the film is terrible and the script is a complete waste of paper and ink I shall move on to the fight scenes.
Considering that this film uses martial artist with absolutely amazing abilities Ashley Beck, Shane Steyn, Chris Jones and Silvio Symac to name a few, it just really lets you down when the fight scenes do not involve these skills to be shown. Instead the fight scenes are totally unbelievable with a chubby biker chick in a white pvc outfit back handing a man and woman about a field. If you are lucky enough to be treated to a nice bit of kicking the director decides not keep the shot wide enough or at the right angle so that you may view the grace of the martial artists.
As one fellow reviewer stated this is a B-movie, however I believe that even B-movies would be ashamed of this film. The budget to this film makes Xena Warrior Princess look like it had the budget of Lord of the Rings.
This film fails where Kickboxer 4 somehow managed to get a few things right. If the director and editor were not laughed out of this business then it proves the World is not fair.Read more ›
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I probably won't watch it again, but it was ok for late night, keep me awake flick. Not a favorite.Published on January 3, 2014 by manbug
Can not believe I bought this, watched about half of title, couldn't take it any more, removed it from my DVD player, and right into the trash can.
Don't waste your money
I think the other reviewers should give it a rest and accept this movie for what it is; a fairly creative and entertaining action flick. Read morePublished on January 25, 2007 by BlackReader2020
Excellent version of the contemporary "warriors." Good action sequences, fabulous acting.Published on May 30, 2006 by M. Schreuder
The Purifiers (John, Sol, Raz, Li, Frances...the other girl) have all been invited to a meeting held by the powerful Moses, played by Kevin McKidd (Dog Soldiers) who wants all the... Read morePublished on December 27, 2005 by Mike Bolts
If you listen to the director in the comments section, he says right off the top that this is a low budget B grade movie. Read morePublished on December 26, 2005 by Jay
This a poor copy of "The Warriors," which was quite interesting many years ago.
How dare these people to misuse such remarkable athletic talent? Read more
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