Ex-crimineel Jos Vreewijk (Raymond Thiry) wordt de dag voor zijn huwelijk wakker met een lijk, een pistool in zijn hand en een black-out. Daar bovenop wordt hij beschuldigd van het stelen van twintig kilo cocaïne. Hij heeft 24 uur de tijd om uit te zoeken wat er is gebeurd.
Turbolente Räuberpistole aus den Niederlanden, die mit Sicherheit gerne mit Ritchie und Tarantino verglichen werden wird. Zumindest ein tarantinoesker Dialog wird hier herrlich spaßig abgewürgt...
This Dutch film just tries too hard.
Us Dutch folks have churned out some pretty decent films in the last couple of years, ranging from the wonderfully bizarre , to incredibly funny , to brilliant drama .
The thing is, there seems to be a developing trend amongst Dutch film makers which kind of rubs me the wrong way. Dutch films have always been a bit 'off the beaten path' and therein lay their strength (Verhoeven took it with him across the pond and somehow managed to stay different, even in big blockbusters). But lately there seems to be this incredible need to simulate Hollywood blockbusters. It doesn't work, we're not good at it, so let's just accept it and…
Leuke film. Beetje in de stijl van Guy Ritchie (Snatch).
"Lock, Stock and a Hangover". Great fun, but the casting of Kempi was a mistake. Willie Wartaal would have made a great comedy duo with some other dude. But not Kempi.
Een beetje tegenvallende film.
Arne Toonen pulled a Guy Ritchie and succeeded quite well. The only drawback was that I still had no idea what really happened to the main character.
Opening to mostly positive reviews in The Netherlands, I was really excited to go and see Arne Toonen's crime/comedy Black Out, but I was more than a little bit disappointed. All this film tried to do was copy paste Ritchie & Tarantino techniques into a Dutch story. That did not work at all. Dialogues varied from slightly amusing to embarrasingly clunky and the story wasn't much of anything. Waste of talent and surprising to see this got so much positive attention. Had this been made in the USA or the UK the Dutch critics would have treated it as the wannabe it eventually really turns out to be.