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Running Scared
Running Scared
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Avg. Customer Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars(based on 45 reviews)
Sales Rank: 155
Category: DVD

Director: Wayne Kramer
Publisher: New Line Home Video
Studio: New Line Home Video
Manufacturer: New Line Home Video
Label: New Line Home Video
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, Ntsc
Language: English (Original Language)
Rating: R (Restricted)
Media: DVD
Running Time: 122 minutes
Number Of Items: 1
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Shipping Weight (lbs): 0.2
Dimensions (in): 7.1 x 5.4 x 0.6

UPC: 794043103056
EAN: 0794043103056

Release Date: June 6, 2006  (New: Last 30 Days)
Theatrical Release Date: February 24, 2006
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days

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Editorial Reviews:
Trying to explain the wildly accelerated plot of this non-stop action thriller would be like convincing Quentin Tarantino to retell the saga of The Sopranos in 15-minutes or less. Don't misunderstand, Running Scared wastes little time on the nuanced details that make the violent, narratively precise, and intricately characterized world of The Sopranos so stylish and compelling. But boy, does it have style to spare, not to mention plenty of violence, narrative, and a cast of characters that all engage in a heady battle for your attention. Paul Walker has the unenviable task of fleshing out the role of a low-level mob flunky who's assigned to get rid of a gun that was involved in a bloody drug deal gone bad. When he botches even that little job, it's not just his wife who gets mad at him. Creepily threatened kids, put-upon women who save the day, and an array of pimps, hookers, sleazy gangsters and dirty cops straight ouuta central casting are all part of the intricate jumble of the story (not to mention bullet-time close-ups and a nifty scene that imparts the inherent danger of hockey pucks in a whole new light). It's hard to believe this outlandish piece of ultraviolence came from writer/director Wayne Kramer, the same creative mind that gave us the smooth little caper flick The Cooler. Don't think about that too hard though. Considering the madcap rush of Running Scared's wicked fun and inspired lunacy, you won't have the time to anyway. --Ted Fry

Slick, fast-paced and brutally shocking, this gritty actioner will jolt your senses like nothing else you've ever experienced. Struggling mob hand Joey Gazelle (Paul Walker) 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 family -- alive.

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4 out of 5 stars Fun, Fast-Paced Thriller   June 22, 2006
  0 out of 1 found this review helpful

Though I really dont think that "Running Scared" makes "Kill Bill" look like Sesame Street I still think that it's quite alot of fast-paced action packed fun, though at sometimes "Running Scared" may confuse audiences during the introduction/beginning and lead them to believe that it is somewhat jumbled, it does a great job of re-gathering itself there in the middle and delivering a fun and understandable ending. Before I saw "Running Scared" I was far from being a Paul Walker Fan, to me he just seemed like all of the other un-talented action actors that is supposed to help put butts in seats but suprisingly, overall he was alot of fun to watch and did a good job in his leading role.

I thought that the film was unique in switching back and forth between people telling them they're specific storys, background and attitude. Also i though that is was very cool how every scene seemed to be completely different from the last, you never knew what was going to happen next which I think really makes the veiwer wonder and completely enjoy a guessing game that lies within the film.

My personal favorite part of the film was the Child molester scene I though it really brought something new to the film that no other scene did which was horror, though the film was suspenceful I thought that one part of the film really played a major part in suspence and horror that really helped the film to be quite good.

Though it can be bloody it isnt doesnt have that disturbing quality other than the child molester scene which has no blood, whoever compared it to "Kill Bill" is quite an idiot to be honest, they are completely different in just about every way. Though good, honestly it really isnt anything special...
Recommended none the less, it's really alot of fun

Grade: B

5 out of 5 stars Running Scared   June 20, 2006
  2 out of 2 found this review helpful

Remember the title of this movie! I personally thought it was great! This film starts with (a very effective Paul Walker) involved in a bloody shootout. You have to watch to get the hows and whys, but somehow his gun gets taken (by an abused neighbor child, absolutely brilliant child actor Cameron Bright) and all hell, and I truly do mean all HELL breaks loose. I Loved this movie! There was not a dull moment, not one.

5 out of 5 stars It does make Kill Bill look like Sesame Street....   June 20, 2006
  2 out of 3 found this review helpful

Just absoloutely phenomenal! A thrillride that makes you say "Oh my God." every next moment. Pure amped up insanity. A definite must-see!

2 out of 5 stars Running Scared is watchable but it's not that great   June 20, 2006
  0 out of 3 found this review helpful

Running Scared is not a remake of the 80's movie with Billy Crystal & Gregory Hines. Running Scared is about Paul Walker (Meet the Deedles, Pleasantville) who plays Joey, a guy who was in a shootout that caused the deaths of some dirty cops. So, he has to stash a gun at his place and take care of it. His son Nicky played by Alex Neuberger has a friend named Oleg played by Cameron Bright (Godsend, X-Men: The Last Stand) who lives next door to them. When shots ring out next door Walker finds out that Bright took the gun and ran away. This doenst look good for Mr. Walker as he runs around trying to locate young Bright and get the gun back before something happens to him. I'm not a Paul Walker fan and I've only liked him in one movie which was Joy Ride and everything else he's been one dimensional in like Into The Blue, Fast and the Furious' and so on. His performance in here was OK and better then his other ones. The movie itself has some slick action scenes but to me it wore out of steam during the middle and some of the acting is totally dull. Vera Farmiga (Down to the Bone, 15 Minutes) & a creepy Elizabeth Mitchell (Frequency, Gia) were the only supporting people that really did good. Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects, A Bronx Tale) was wasted big time. Also starring Ivana Milicevic (In Her Shoes,Slipstream), Johnny Messner (Hostage, Spartan), a horrible Karl Roden (Hellboy, Bulletproof Monk), John Noble (Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Michael Cudlitz (American Virgin, The Negotiator) and Bruce Altman (Marci X, L.I.E.)

5 out of 5 stars full of twists - so good   June 19, 2006
  2 out of 2 found this review helpful

let me tell you if you like movies with twists... go get RUNNING SCARED!!!!

like right now!!

it's one of my latest favorites!!!

it's full of twists, i you can guess, but you won't know the end!!!
it's so clever!!!! :P

highly recommended!!! ;)

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