The Tournament

2010-03-25 17:17
The Tournament

What it's about:

Every seven years a tournament takes place in an unsuspecting town where 30 of the world's deadliest killers battle to see who is best and for the ten million dollar cash prize. Returning champion Joshua Harlow (Ving Rhames) is back because he has been informed that one of this year's contestants is responsible for the death of his wife. Each contestant has a tracking marker surgically implanted inside them so that they (and the viewers) can track their opponents. A parkour-style assassin (Sebastien Foucan from Casino Royale) cuts out his tracker and ditches it in a cup of coffee which is then drunk and swallowed by alcoholic Father Joseph MacAvoy (Robert Carlyle). Chinese assassin Lai Lai Zen (Kelly Hu) realises quickly that MacAvoy is not a player and decides to keep him alive.

What the critics thought:

"The Tournament is definitely no great shakes in the plotting and scripting departments, however it is exceedingly gory, brutal, violent and over-the-top. It is what it is."
- Staci Layne Wilson,

"First off, this is an absolutely ridiculous movie with plot holes big enough to fit both of Gerard Butler’s thighs through."
- Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects

Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place: a battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins...

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