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Running Scared

  R HD Closed Captioning

Wayne Kramer

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Plot Summary

Slick, fast-paced and brutally shocking, this gritty action filled movie will jolt your senses like nothing else you've ever experienced. Struggling mob hand Joey Gazelle (Paul Walker- "The Fast and the Furious," "Into the Blue") finds his life turned inside-out when a "hot" weapon he's in charge of concealing goes missing. With two mafia families and a team of crooked cops watching his every move, Joey sets out on a chilling, bloody pursuit, maneuvering his way through a horrific web of creeps and criminals, praying he can retrieve the gun and make it home to his wife (Vera Farmiga- "The Departed," "The Manchurian Candidate") and child -- alive.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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40%
  • Reviews Counted: 129
  • Fresh: 52
  • Rotten: 77
  • Average Rating: 4.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A ferociously energetic piece of filmmaking, Running Scared makes the seedy Vegas milieu of writer-director Wayne KramerWayne Kramer's first feature, The Cooler, look as tasteful as The Sound of Music. – Justin Chang, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: There's clearly supposed to be tension between Joey's good and bad sides. Sure, he's a mobster, but he's also a family man, which makes him... gray. (Not black and white = very sophisticated.) – Allison Benedikt, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: This overlong fantasy of urban violence is so far over the top -- you might as well be watching a computer monitor while somebody else has a high time playing the video game Grand Theft Auto. – Jack Mathews, New York Daily News, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Kramer seems to be aping Quentin Tarantino's brilliant tangents in Pulp Fiction, but he doesn't have Tarantino's imagination or gift for dialogue. – Kyle Smith, New York Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Best (RAW; GRITTY) movie i have ever seen

This film is great, probably the best graphic; gritty movie i have ever seen. Running Scared is a hell of a ride, watch, (w/ popcorn, drinks, candy) sit back, relax, and enjoy !

Very g00d

Paul Walker really showed his acting skills in this; it had me on the edge of my seat every minute

If you don't like this movie you are an idiot

This movie captures every emotion you could ever want. When you want justice this movie delivers. Buy it now.