Thursday 8 February 2024

REVIEW: Wanted Man (2024 Film) - Starring Dolph Lundgren and Kelsey Grammer

Review by Jon Donnis
"Wanted Man" unfolds as a tight and adrenaline-fueled action thriller, clocking in just under the 80-minute mark. Dolph Lundgren leads the charge as Johansen, a weathered detective whose traditional methods have fallen out of favour with the department. When tasked with extraditing a crucial witness named Rosa, played by Christina Villa, from Mexico, Johansen finds himself thrust into a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

The plot thickens as Johansen realizes that the murders of two DEA agents, witnessed by Rosa, are just the tip of the iceberg. Caught in a web of deceit and betrayal, Johansen must navigate the treacherous terrain of both sides of the border, where dangerous adversaries lurk at every turn. As he and Rosa unravel the truth behind the attacks, they uncover a startling revelation: the perpetrators are not just criminals but are, in fact, linked to American forces.

Lundgren's portrayal of Johansen is a masterclass in gritty determination, capturing the essence of a seasoned lawman grappling with his own demons. Villa's portrayal of Rosa adds emotional depth to the narrative, as her character becomes not just a witness but a vital ally in Johansen's quest for justice.

Supporting performances from Kelsey Grammer, Michael Paré, Roger Cross, and Aaron McPherson add layers to the story, enriching the dynamics between characters and adding to the overall tension.

While "Wanted Man" follows a familiar narrative trajectory, its breakneck pace and pulse-pounding action sequences keep audiences on the edge of their seats. It's a film that doesn't aim to reinvent the wheel but delivers a solid and entertaining ride for fans of the genre.

In conclusion, "Wanted Man" may not be groundbreaking, but it's a well-executed action thriller that delivers exactly what it promises: high-octane excitement with a hint of intrigue. With its compelling performances and fast-paced plot, it earns a fair rating of 6 out of 10, offering a satisfying experience for action enthusiasts.

Out Now on Digital (USA)

Wanted Man is available on Digital Platforms 1 April in the UK
Distributed by Signature Entertainment