At The Movies

Homage to deathmatch cinema packs in thrills

Despite a ridiculous premise, Guns Akimbo succeeds on adrenaline-pumping game-of-death choreography and a fair bit of character-building

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The comedic bullet bonanza that is Guns Akimbo (M18, 97 minutes, opens today, 3.5 Stars ) checks all the boxes for a film festival midnight madness movie.

Its writer-director is obviously a fan of B-grade action cinema: It boasts a ridiculous premise, but also asks viewers to play along or miss the adrenaline rush.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 19, 2020, with the headline Homage to deathmatch cinema packs in thrills. Subscribe