There is truly a lot to like in the film, particularly the performances and cop stories, but ultimately it builds itself up only to fizzle out in the end. The tension is drained quite a few times in Poker Night. There could also be some surprises for those of you looking for a tense police thriller; just to let you know, the gore is extensive. When you become a detective in Warsaw Indiana - you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business. However, this glue can maintain its liquid state for a very long time when exposed to fairly dry air.
When you become a detective in Warsaw Indiana — you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business. The plot is so complex;. If poker is a game, albeit a serious one, so is the ordeal Jeter must go through. Nearly every time the film jumps back to the poker game then over to Jeter in bloody distress, the film just never manages to recover that feeling of anxiety it establishes early on. Just when the movie seemed about to wrap up, another twist was thrown in to send the movie spinning off into oblivion once again. So, the race is almost constantly on to find the next big scary thing.
Which one is your favourite out of the three? This type of stuff is cool sometimes, but in this case took me too far out of the frame narrative. The President can be viewed by the cyber-criminal on webcam during each hand, which adds further tension to the storyline, as the President tries not to give away his pocket Aces… The game is also streamed around the world via online streaming platform Twitch, as the American people know the security of their nation hangs by a thread. When new Detective Stan Jeter leaves the game, he is caught by a vicious psychopath and locked in a basement. In between raises and folds, the men swap war stories. . Using the stories he heard at Poker Night, he must match wits against his captor - and save not only himself, but the young girl trapped in the basement with him.
I also thought the use of a lockable shock collar as a way to subjugate Leatherface 2. The affectionate mix of classic horror sub-genres and the unusual use of poker as a central conceit will draw a fan base, no doubt. The negatives that I have are really slight. The mask was fucking gnarly! It was made by Wingman Productions, an up and coming thriller and horror production company which has given us Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever and 2005 crime drama Chasing Ghosts. It falls to the winner of the heads-up battle to discover all eight of their friends held hostage by an axe murderer in the cellar! Nevertheless, it was a notable attempt, with engaging cinematography for the flashbacks and plenty of gore — if you like that kind of thing from your horror movies. Filmed in British Columbia, Poker Night centers upon a rookie detective that decides to attend an annual poker night held by veteran police officers, where each one details how they captured a murder suspect. For a movie that admirably and genre and succeeds, this was a misstep.
Journeyman actor Ron Perlman plays Detective Calabrese, a grizzled lawman who heads a weekly poker game with his cop buddies: Bernard Giancarlo Esposito , Davis Corey Large , Cunningham Ron Eldard, in his first role since his amazing turn on Justified , and Maxwell Titus Welliver. The tone during these recollections is whimsical, clashing with the stark grittiness of the rest of the film. As each retired cop tells Jeter of their experience, the movie switches to a flashback scenario of each story, but with Stan as the protagonist. When you think of horror movies, you tend to think about mysterious murderers or possessed individuals; certainly more so than a group of guys crowded round a smokey poker table going all-in with the nuts. As the action begins to hot up, the confusing voiceover narration and unnecessary switches between flashbacks and real-life result in the audience losing track of what exactly is real. Stan Jeter, played by Mirchoff, is a rookie police officer who has recently secured a promotion to Detective.
Th is was my biggest problem. February 2017 Stan Jeter is a new detective who gets invited to play a game of poker with several veteran police officers and detectives. This is the kind of problem that mixing genre throws up. This kind of glue sets through a chemical reaction when exposed to moisture. They tell you stories about their time on the job — their successes and failures. These two threads are intercut with each other, as Stan remembers the murderer tales his colleagues told him during the game, and tries to use their wisdom to get him through his ordeal.
Like Seven and Usual Suspect, Poker Night combines thrills and twists and turns that will leave you guessing till the very end. What better way to get some veteran cops into a room together, and have them tell their stories to ratchet up the tension? They take turns telling tales of tough collars, with a nice mixture of humor, violence, and apathy towards the scum in the streets man, why are cops so awesome in movies but generally suck in real life? Each story is different in their own way and its really depicts how a legit detective team would handle the same case. The movie received criticism from the and for being overly generic and contrived, and The Dissolve noted that the actors playing the veteran cops were more interesting than the film's lead. The highest achievement of any film in the horror genre is finding a convincing premise. The different stories that each cop puts forward on poker night are in itself pretty good.
The stories the cops told to Jeter were pretty cool, although the flashbacks jumped the shark with Jeter in all of those driving seats. Serious Actors and an Unusual Premise Poker Night was released in theatres and onto on-demand in December 2014. If you are into thrillers, give it a try. Poker Night proved that poker can certainly play a starring role at the heart of a horror movie. I enjoyed the ending and I wish the team behind this all the best in their next venture. It is incorrect to claim that superglue applied to a gun would've dried quickly.
However, each time a player was eliminated from the game, they would disappear from the cabin moments later, never to return. Maybe the plot could have been a bit more taut and focused on the killer a bit more. Each one tells Stan about various insights they gained from different murder cases they investigated, which turns out to be invaluable when Stan is captured and imprisoned by a vicious, anonymous assailant. Just like at the poker table with his superiors, Stan is in his very own heads-up game of poker with the kidnapper, having to work out how to bluff his way out of the situation alive. The horror comes in the form of a masked psycho who viciously attacks and abducts Jeter and his girl Halston Sage after the poker game.
He finds that he has been imprisoned with Amy , the daughter of a police officer, and that he must use the stories of his fellow poker players to find a way for both himself and Amy to escape. When new Detective Stan Jeter leaves the game, he is caught by a vicious psychopath and locked in a basement. No other weapon was needed. Stan is then captured by a serial killer, along with a young woman. The acting is well handled. The great cast and adventurous plotting make Poker Night a good watch.