A man wakes in a hospital with no memory, and quickly finds himself on the run in a locked down hospital with the Cartel on his tail.
Runtime: 91 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thrillers
Stars: Josh Duhamel, Abbie Cornish, Omar Chaparro, Nick Nolte, Lou Ferrigno Jr., Bárbara de Regil, Robert Dobson, Pedro López, Edison Ruiz, Jero Medina
Director: Sam Macaroni
josephatreadwell - 3 January 2023 Mediocre Budget Flick at best When I saw the cast I expected more. The action sequences feel like they were out of a cheesy 80s film. Nothing like a guy running down a hallway away from bullets and they all miraculously hit only the walls at his sides. TOO MUCH SLOW MOTION!! The writing was mediocre with plot holes and things that just didn't make sense. Story and character development was mid and predictable. I was able to call out the ending "twist" before I was a quarter of the way in. It was entertaining enough to sit through the whole thing, but I wish I had spent the last couple hours before bed on a different movie.
Turfseer - 4 November 2022 Netflix should be ashamed of themselves for releasing this dreck For most films there's a decent enough synopsis on Wikipedia to find out anything you might have missed about the plot. But with Blackout there's only a paltry description. My theory as to why that so is either the reviewer hated the film so much that they didn't finish watching it or they found it so convoluted that they couldn't figure it out.
There's actually not much to find out about Blackout although I had a basic question that stumped me. For those who've seen the film you know that the protagonist, Cain (Josh Duhamel), ends up in a Mexican hospital after surviving a machine gun attack by drug cartel members while he's driving his car.
Cain is diagnosed with full blown amnesia and can't remember who he is. At one point he comes to believe he's an associate of Eddie (Omar Chaparro), a cartel chief, who seeks to find out where Cain hid a briefcase containing cartel secrets which he pilfered from some Mexican general who apparently heads the whole operation.
I read somewhere that Eddie and his crew aren't the only cartel members trying to get to Cain. But why are they all trying to kill him? Because if they do, no one will find out where he hid the stolen briefcase.
It doesn't make sense and most of the action takes place in the hospital where somehow Cain is able to keep alive despite a myriad of bad actors trying to do him in. You would think at least one cartel guy would be able finish Cain off but no he's able to evade them as he flits from one storage room to the next while passing through various locations in the hospital including a semi-large kitchen.
While Cain engages in ludicrous fights with these baddies and manages to avoid being killed by all those bullets being fired at him, he maintains a tenuous relationship with the love interest here Anna (Abbie Cornish) who Cain cannot figure out which side she's on.
Eventually Cain actually discovers he's been working undercover for the DEA for the last five years. When he finally finishes off the cartel members at the hospital, he must contend with his boss Ethan McCoy (an elderly and almost unrecognizable Nick Nolte) who turns out to a turncoat.
Anna kills off McCoy's men but they let him live (with only a bullet to his leg) as Cain now recalls they had a past good relationship.
Forget about any character development here and even the special effects are all bad. And what about the MacGuffin?--the purloined briefcase. The kindly attending physician simply put it aside when Cain first was brought to the hospital and he examined him. Yikes!
Netflix obviously made this on the cheap-principally in one location-in order to save money. Avoid this clunker at all costs!