Guns Akimbo stars Daniel Radcliffe, I think Radcliffe has a pretty good body of work that we don’t have to reference, you know, the movie that started his career.
Guns Akimbo is a critically middling movie, with a 51% on Rotten Tomatoes, or a 6.3 on IMDB. Which is about the usual score given to a movie of this genre a la Nerve, Crank or more recently Jolt. Guns Akimbo is a high-octane race against the clock type of movie.
We are introduced to Miles played by Radcliffe a video game developer who lives a mundane existence. Girlfriend troubles, work problems and real-world difficulties. All these problems become trivial once Miles gets, handguns drilled into his hands and dragged into an underground death game that viewed by millions of eyes around the world.
Chaos ensues, laughs follow and I think it is a great movie which is described as uber gore, which I guess it is. There is a clichéd message in the movie, somethings, something people who watch these things are also complicit. Never reflects in these type of movies ratings so, maybe this is not the case? Who knows?
Anyway, sometimes a simple premise and a coherent storyline works. Is it a cinematic masterpiece? Not really, the movie does start out with some impressive visuals, that doesn’t continue throughout the movie, unfortunately and that is where the movie falls down.
Guns Akimbo doesn’t really know what it is trying to say, maybe it is not trying to say anything at all.
Go watch it on Prime Video.