Main Plot Points:
- When a home security business falls on hard times, the owners decide to start robbing local houses in an attempt to add to their income and create a desperate need for their services.
- The plan seems to work perfectly until, in an attempt to one-up the competition, they finish a job with more in their haul than they bargained for.
What We Thought:
- Looking up the movie online, I seemed to have liked Armed Response way more than other people. It’s not a home run, but I overall liked it.
- The concept of the movie is what works for me. I’m always up for down on your luck guys doing things they shouldn’t. In this case it’s home security guys drumming up business in a really shady way.
- It also works because of the characters and the actors playing those roles. These guys are genuinely believable. These are characters that you understand, every day type of guys. You know what they are doing is wrong, but you still root for them because you understand why they are doing it.
- Plus the actors in this film are believable as those characters. I’ve always enjoyed Ethan Embry. This reminded me of the short film Ordinary Man that he is in. Embry just captures that “Every Man” really well. He’s a guy you think you can be friends with. And it makes sense why Michael Gladis would be friends with him. I always think of Mad Men when I think of Gladis, but he’s a really good actor and this is a great character for him.
- I can see why Armed Response wasn’t some box office success, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good movie. I enjoyed it and it makes you think about what you’d be willing to do in a similar situation. The ending has a slight twist to it and it has a good supporting cast of Jim O’Heir, Vinnie Jones, Ving Rhames, Cary Elwes (who is badass in this) and Clea DuVall.
- Filmmakers’ Commentary
- Gag Reel
- Trailer Gallery
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Ethan Embry
- Michael Gladis
- Vinnie Jones
- Clea DuVall
- Cary Elwes
- Ving Rhames
Recommended if You Like:
- Life of Crime
- Crime Capers
- Ethan Embry
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