In SECTION 8, after avenging the murder of his wife and child, a former soldier is sent to prison with a life sentence. He’s given a shot at freedom when a shadow government agency recruits him for an off-the-books assignment, and he soon realizes Section 8 isn’t what it seems.

Ryan Kwanten plays Jake a man who lost it all when his wife and child are slain at his family home and so Jake goes on a murderous rampage of redemption that elevates this into a great action film. That's just the start of things as Jake sent to prison for his crimes is recruited by a shady corporation called Section 8 that is headed up by Ramsey (Dermot Mulroney) to take out anyone it deems as a threat to the United States of America. When Jake hesitates on a contract kill Ramsey decides that he can longer trust Jake and so sends his men and a contract killer called Locke (Scott Adkins) to take him down. Now Jake must fight for his life and will discover the real reason for his families death.

I've always enjoyed Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Blunt Force Trauma) he's got that screen presence few have and here he holds up on screen with the action especially later against Scott Adkins but that goes down to the great work of a certain Stunt Choreographer and coordinator (Luke LaFontaine) who has been working with Scott on many a film (The Accident Man, Avengement, The Debt Collector to name but a few). What could have been a run of the mill and by the numbers action film is elevated by a cast that maybe taking pay checks but at least add some gravitas to proceedings and keep the scenes flowing in-between the action set pieces.

Dolph Lundgren and Dermot Mulroney have slightly more screen time and its used well as is Mickey Rourke who actually does a decent turn as the father figure, but its Scott Adkins who once again steals the show as the ruthless cold hearted killer who wants Jake dead. The final confrontation in Jakes apartment is well worth the wait, brutal and bloody it will have action fans glad they stayed for the finale as they go toe to toe and foot to face. Everytime I see Scott Adkins on screen I wonder why the hell he's not a bigger star, still its Ryan's film and he doesn't disappoint and nor will you Section 8 is a great action film, you should defiantly seek it out.

AMC+ and RLJE Films will release SECTION 8 in Theatres and Streaming on AMC+ Sept. 23.

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