Mel Gibson takes the mantle from Bruce Willis as the king of low-budget action flicks. Agent Game is a guilty pleasures espionage thriller loaded with backstabbing and wild shootouts. The film clumsily tackles the CIA's use of rendition and torture at black ops prisons. The mystery that drives the narrative is easily deduced by the second act. All signs should point to a dud. But drum roll please, I was surprisingly entertained throughout the breezy runtime. Agent Game has no downbeats. The veteran cast, deception, and bullet-riddled action keeps the adrenaline flowing.
"Fame is whack," reads the tagline of Cypher, a groundbreaking new film about Grammy-nominated rapper Tierra Whack from writer-director Chris Moukarbel. The adjective "whack" here