Lackey (2012/Cinema Epoch DVD)
C Sound: C Extras: D Main Program: C+
St. Clere (Shawn Paul Piccinino) is just a street thug for hire, for
the right price he will do anything, but when he suddenly finds out
he has a daughter via his ex-junkie girlfriend, he vows to take care
of her and stop being a street thug. The only way for him to get out
of it is to go in for one last big job, to stop a bloody turf war
between two mobs in Piccinino's The Lackey (2012).
is the title character and the is the best that money can buy; as
muscle for hire, he gets paid and he doesn't have deal with bosses,
and that's the way he likes it. His only friend is a strange Chinese
flower shop guy, who takes care of him when he is drunk or falls. In
order to get paid, he'll have to single handily take the mob and the
feared The Russian: literally, it is his last job.
was your typical guy trying to leave the mob and his violent life
style, but having no skills but their violence, they have to be the
last man standing in order to do so. It was a bit over the top with
the feared hitman The Russian with a Chinese guy turning out
to present a somewhat unexpected twist, but for these type of films,
story and plot is not point, you watch it for the fights and to see
who is the toughest man.
anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 HD-shot image is a little weak and
sloppy, as is the lossy Dolby Digital sound, so watching it can be a
very mixed experience and there are no extras.