DVD Review: THE ASSAULT (2019)

THE ASSAULT (fka Blue Line) was directed by Jacob Cooney who co-wrote the screenplay with Bill Hanstock and stars Tom Sizemore, Kevin Nash, Jordan Ladd, Nikki Moore, Thyme Lewis, David Gere and Tom DeNucci.

Tired of her husband Seth’s abuse, Lindsay’s out for revenge. She and her exotic-dancer friend Nikki are stealing Seth’s riches in a series of brazen armed robberies. But things get complicated when Nikki seduces Broza (Tom Sizemore), the detective on the case. When their final heist goes horribly wrong, the two women must flee for their lives — with an unsuspecting Broza in hot pursuit. This gripping action-thriller shows how deadly the road to vengeance can become.

The story centers around Lindsay Walters (Jordan Ladd), a woman who’s constantly abused by her wealthy husband and her best friend Nicole (Nikki Moore), an exotic dancer. The two women are driven by vengeance and are going around their small town robbing local businesses so they can leave and start over. Lindsay and Nicole have an arsenal of weapons at their disposal, they sport a couple of sinister masks and are able to disguise their voices while doing the jobs.

What happens is, Detective Gary Broza (Tom Sizemore) is brought onto the case and he meets Nicole at her place of employment while asking some questions and the two strike up an odd romance. Simply put, she seduces the old cop to take his mind off of things for a while. The next thing you know, Lindsey and Nicole get a little sloppy during their last robbery plus there’s some betrayal within the ranks and as Gary is closing in. Nicole gets greedy but all Lindsay wants is a chance for a new beginning.

The front of the packaging features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, an image and specs. The DVD disc is flat grey and features the movie logo. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this standard-definition release were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, The Assault ended up being an okay heist-thriller with the best part being that the two crooks were female. Normally, movies like this feature men in these kind of roles but The Assault pulls a gender swap with two very attractive and rebellious women. Everything about the movie was pretty mediocre at best, especially the plot because we’ve gotten so many movies just like this over the years. The best part was the cast that’s led by Tom Sizemore but I have to admit that Jordan Ladd and Nikki Moore stole the show. Don’t expect much from Kevin Nash either because he’s only in one scene. The Assault is a fast-paced watch with an extremely short run time so it’s an easy movie to get through even though there was nothing really special about it.The Assault will be available on DVD on August 20th and is okay for a one time watch.

Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Run Time: 72 Minutes

Rated: R

DVD Video: Widescreen (2.35:1)

DVD Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish

Special Features: N/A

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