Poker Night Review
Synopsis: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...
Poker Night (2014) is a crime thriller horror movie with tons of action and you can find it on VOD (video on demand). The movie is 104 minutes long and was filmed in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Director and writer Greg Francis (FBI: Criminal Pursuit (2011), Back to the Wild (2012), Psychic Witness (2005)) overdid it with numerous twists in this movie. Overall, the movie was way better than I expected it to be, and I recommend it to viewers who love a good action thriller flick with lots of twists and flashbacks.
Poker Night revolves around rookie detective Stan Jeter (Beau Mirchoff - Awkward. (2011), I Am Number Four (2011), Scary Movie 4 (2006)) who attended an annual poker night in in Warsaw Indiana. The poker night is held by veteran police officers and detectives, and everyone has to say in details how they captured a murder suspect. Stan was having a terrible day as a masked serial killer singled him out and beat him to the point where he was exhausted and left bloody on the ground.
The masked killer (Michael Eklund - The Call (2013), Watchmen (2009), 88 Minutes (2007), The Divide (2011)) remembers being a family man who suddenly decides to kill everyone in his way of debasement. The mask killer kidnapped Stan and Amy (Halston Sage - Neighbors (2014), The First Time (2012), Grown Ups 2 (2013), The Bling Ring (2013)) who turns out to be the daughter of a police officer. Stan tries to remember all the stories he heard at poker night in an effort to come up with a plan for him and Amy to escape. It was too crazy funny to see this masked killer killing/getting away from all of the top notch detectives.
There was way too many twists in this movie that it became annoying after a while because I could not adjust to just one thing. I also disliked all of the flashbacks; I felt it was overdone as well. I did like that the masked killer and Stan explaining their back story. The acting could not have been any better and the cinematography was not far from that.
About Poker Night (2014)
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Writers: Doug Buchanan, Greg Francis
Director: Greg Francis