BULLETS OF JUSTICE (2019) Reviews and overview

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Bullets of Justice is a 2019 Russian-Argentinian action science-fiction horror feature film set in a post-apocalypse world ruled by ruthless pig-human hybrids.

Directed by Valeri Milev (Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort) from a screenplay co-written with Timur Turisbekov, the Black Mandala production stars Danny Trejo, (Death Race: Beyond Anarchy; Cartel 2045; Dead in Tombstone and sequel) Dessy Slavova, Yana Marinova, Doroteya Toleva, Timur Turisbekov and Ester Chardaklieva.

Plot:

During the Third World War, the American government initiates a secret project code-named “Army Bacon” in order to create a super-soldier by breeding human beings with pigs.

Twenty-five years later, a breed called “Muzzles” occupy the top of the food chain, eating and farming humans like animals. Rob Justice is an ex-bounty hunter working for the last line of human resistance – a group of survivors hiding in a nuclear bunker deep underground. His mission is to find out how muzzles came to power and destroy them…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“There’s nothing in Bullets of Justice that can be taken seriously and it knows it all too well. There’s plenty to laugh at although not all of the jokes may work as well as others, but ultimately Bullets of Justice is as enjoyable to those who love a cheesy action movie as it is for those who think the genre is all very silly.” Battle Royale with Cheese

” …one weird movie that at even just over an hour and a quarter seriously outstays its welcome […] It’s a total mess, narratively incoherent, and painfully unfunny.” Bloody Flicks

“The kinetic, rapid-fire sequences slipping seamlessly between wanton violence and gratuitous sex feel a little like Robert Crumb and Russ Meyer got put in a blender with George Miller’s post-apocalyptic nightmares. The movie zips by as if you’re gleefully flicking through the pages of something salacious you don’t want anyone to catch you reading.” Britflicks

“Ultra-violent, stupendously silly, outrageously lurid, Bullets of Justice demands your attention, grabs you by the short and curlies, and slaps your hard-ass into the middle of next week, perfect grindhouse cartoon fuel for the late-night beer and blunts crowd.” Cult Projections

Bullets of Justice is enjoyable even if it isn’t particularly cohesive. The storyline gets completely buried in the craziness and the film does its best to shock you […] The action is impressive and I certainly laughed plenty throughout the film but is it a great film? Not really but there are worse ways to pass 76 minutes.” Entertainment Focus

“This is an odd, vaguely enjoyable, ultra-violent film that uses Danny Trejo in flashbacks for a few short scenes then kills him off. It’s extremely grubby in appearance, shot on the usual post-apocalyptic demolition sites with characters that no one is going to have much sympathy for.” Film News

“The shoddiness of the picture is part of the charm; the freakishness of the characters is diverting; and the mutant mayhem, musical gags, sexual jokes, and utter absurdity of the plot maintain interest […] But at least it’s undeniably unique and brimming with potential.” Gone with the Twins

” …for 50% of it, Bullets of Justice is one of the most impressive gonzo action movies you’ll see today. There’s very little of worth past the first half (certainly not its middle finger of an ending) but its action sequences are so good that it’s worth powering through everything else just for that. If you can stomach it, that is.” Horror DNA

” …apparently intended as the pilot of a TV series (!), it has a certain pastiche comedy edge, but lacks the sweetness of Six-String Samurai or Turbo Kid (both of which it echoes slightly) as it tries to be a porcine spin on the well-remembered Frogtown pictures […] It’s still a pretty thin pitch for cultdom.” The Kim Newman Web Site

Bullets of Justice is a mix of tedium, immaturity, laugh out loud intentional comedy, laugh out loud unintentional comedy, and the odd moment of visual inventiveness. In other words, it’s more satisfying than most Hollywood blockbusters, and a lot more original.” The Movie Waffler

” …there’s somewhat of a language barrier and then it seems like there were a lot more ideas and plot threads that the budget would allow and it takes some filling in of the gaps to make sense of this story – which means ultimately each audience member is bound to create their own tale and their own spin on what they’ve seen.” Nerdly

” …guarantees Lynchian laughs aplenty for the keyed-in viewer ready to go along on this rough ride. There is nothing else out there that is quite as, well, out there as this rambunctiously paced and crazily stylised midnight movie – and its final sequence pulls the rug from under so much balls-to-the-wall genre posturing.” Projected Figures

“The comedy outside of the over the top action sequences never really stuck for me, often resorting to crude and gross moments that didn’t resonate, or by being too strange to really understand the humour […] The many scene changes and hard to follow story meant this felt a little exhausting at times, but with a run time of around 75 minutes it combated the fatigue of this.” The Rotting Zombie

Ok, the premise for Bullets of Justice is silly as can be, the dialogue’s very much on the clichéd side of things, and the film has the feel of any number of 1980s sci-fi/action epics, with Hell Comes to Frogtown coming to mind the most readily – and all of this seems to be purely intentional, and really is half of the movie’s charm with the other half being its rather insane sense of humour…” Search My Trash

Release:

Bullets of Justice made its world premiere at the 2019 Arrow Video FrightFest in London on 23 August.

The Horror Collective is releasing Bullets of Justice in the USA out on VOD on October 15th 2020. Buy via Amazon.com

Cast and characters:

Danny Trejo … Grave-digger
Dessy Slavova … Lena
Yana Marinova … Nina
Doroteya Toleva … Raksha
Timur Turisbekov … Rob Justice
Ester Chardaklieva … Olga
Semir Alkadi
Gergana Arolska
Dessy Slavova
Georgi Stanislav
Dumisani Karamanski
Svetlio Chernev
Daniel Zlatkov
Vei Fan Li
Dara Kandi
Dinko Angelov
Alexander Ralfietta

Filming locations:

Bulgaria
Kazakhstan

Technical details:

Aspect ratio: 2.39:1

  

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