The Doorman starring Ruby Rose as Ali in the titular role is about an ex-marine who faces off against a bunch of criminals lead by Victor Dubois (Jean Reno) attempting an art heist in an almost empty apartment building which is undergoing renovations during the easter holidays. What they didn't count on was a family being in the apartment and an ex-marine with PTSD who is related to them. The problem is that this is just another in a long line of pale Die Hard imitations where a hero faces of against criminals while trying to save people before the criminals break into a safe and do not need hostages any longer. In fact this movie has a scene where Ali kills a criminal on one of the floors undergoing renovations just like John Mclane did in Die Hard. She also tries to signal for help by setting off the fire alarms just like John Mclane did. Even when the criminals are seen disabling the alarm system one is shown as trying to do it carefully whilst the other takes a hammer and breaks everything up. In Die Hard one robber tries to be careful and the other uses a circular saw to cut the wires. There are also way too many convenient things that happen in order for the hero to be successful. There are hidden passages all over the building and her nephew knows them all for example. There is apparently an old speak easy where they hide. The teenager shouts and the 2 robbers chasing them hear him. Which makes you wonder what kind of hidden room this was if everyone could hear the noise coming from it. The robbers also make many illogical decisions. This and other inconsistencies and plot holes make this a less then stellar attempt. The acting was nothing special although the movie has good actors in it so at best it is ok for what the movie is. A 4.5/10
Action / Thriller
Action / Thriller
A woman returns from combat and befriends a family in NYC, a gang of thieves plot to take the family's valuables, she is all that stands between them and their lives.
October 12, 2020