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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Dwayne Johnson
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Seann William Scott
Kevin Smith
Curtis Armstrong
Justin Timberlake
Directors
Richard Kelly
Screenwriters
Richard Kelly
Running Time
137 minutes

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Plot
A third World War has broken out in 2008 and Hollywood action star Boxer Santaros (Johnson) has gone missing. When he reappears, tattooed and shacked up with a porn star (Gellar), things really get weird.


Verdict
A bold and sometimes garbled take on modern American politics, this nevertheless marks an effective and surprisingly funny comeback for a film that many deemed to be DOA.


Reviewed by Damon Wise

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