Low-budget awesome, but still awesome.
And you’ll be amazed how the criminal element in the supposedly gun-free country manages to get their hands on literally all kinds of armament, up to and including an Uzi.
Ten Dead Men deals with Ryan, the mostly mute former henchman of a criminal syndicate. Ryan is the syndicate’s gifted assassin who, one day, decides he’s going to pack it in for the simple life as the male half of a young couple. Dinner parties, white sheets, occasional vacations in the sun…these things seem pretty ideal for Ryan until one day he helps an old friend…who’s double crossed the syndicate.
Directly after, the syndicate then killed Ryan’s lovely young girlfriend, and very nearly Ryan too. So now Ryan has to set out to get his revenge on the ten men who took his life away. Ten men had to pay…and when you find out what happens to them, you’ll be amazed.
Despite the fact that Ten Dead Men is extremely low budget, possibly owing to the fact that they got Doug Bradley–Pinhead himself–to serve as the film’s narrator, you’re going to find that Ten Dead Men has a great many satisfying twists involved with it. In fact, the greatest secret of all is the identity of the tenth person on Ryan’s murder list. I won’t tell you who it is, but I will tell you that it’ll be just plain old amazing.
And plain old amazing is an excellent descriptor. I usually enjoy British gangster films–they have a certain charm to them that you can’t get anywhere else. They have the violence and action you expect, but they also bring in some comic relief, too–plus the occasional surprise or two.
The Screenhead Ten Scale gives Ten Dead Men a high-grade nine out of ten. If they’d had a proper budget, chances are this would blow Snatch out of the WATER. It’s an excellent piece that’ll hold your interest all the way through, and any action buff will love having it in their library.