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Pursuit Blu-ray Review

Don’t pursue “Pursuit.”  

Directed by Brian Skiba, “Pursuit” is an action-thriller involving a hacker (Rick) who is hell bent on searching for his missing wife. Rick’s reckless actions get him into trouble with a crime boss (Frank), his own father (Jack) who is a major member of the criminal underworld and the police (who eventually arrest him). Elsewhere in the story, there’s a plotline involving a NYPD cop named Detective Mike Breslin who lost his wife and is seeking answers (which Rick might have). Breslin and another cop (Zoe Carter) also team up to take out the bad guys.

“Pursuit” is as generic as it gets. This is yet another low-budget action flick made for the international market and home video that will just make you shake your head in disbelief the entire runtime. Everything about this movie is painful to watch. Not even the violent action is done well unless you like random bullet time scenes, guns that look like toys and CGI explosions. The script by Brian Skiba, Andrew Stevens and Dawn Bursteen is as lazy and lackluster as it gets. Rather than creating compelling characters or a unique plot, the writers pack scenes with people asking where other people are, horrific dialogue and text like “Send the Bitcoin” and “He knows many, many things” and elements involving weapons, law enforcement, computers, and hacking (even though the writers clearly lack knowledge in all 4 areas).

The most disheartening part of “Pursuit” is seeing veteran actors John Cusack and Emile Hirsch starring in this dreck. Both have done great work over the years and both deserve so much more than this movie. Cusack is reduced to wandering around with a phone and grilling steaks while Hirsch is doing…well, I’m not entirely sure what he’s doing in this movie to be honest. He makes the character of Rick extremely eccentric in terms of his mannerisms and dialogue delivery. He even looks at a computer screen in the weirdest fashion.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.39:1 1080p. Grade: B

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. Grade: B

Extras include a Digital copy, a “Pursuit” trailer and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

March 29, 2022 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , ,

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