ASSASSIN’S GAME (2019) Reviews and overview


‘To kill or be killed is just the start’

Assassin’s Game aka Maximillian is a 2019 American science-fiction action-thriller feature film about a secret team of assassins, The Shadows. The plot follows how The Shadows are put to the test in an ultimate game of survival.

Directed by Keith Collins II – making his feature debut – from a screenplay co-written with Porche Robinson, the Media Design Imaging production stars John Dannug, Ernest Jam, Kimberly Root, Hakeem Sharif, Jerry Sur and Ember Burns.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“It’s organized and swiftly paced. It’s well lit, I didn’t have to turn up the volume and never did I say “Geez I sure wish this had big name actors and a huge budget.” Could it had been far more brutal and deeper? Yes, of course, but this is a solid start, especially considering how it wasted no time for an indie film.” The Action Elite

“Fortunately, the dialogue is kept to a minimum and is mostly standard tough-guy one-liners. The couple of attempts at anything deeper fall pretty flat. There’s also the odd gaffe like cut off body parts that don’t bleed. But overall fans of indie action films should get their money’s worth and a bit more out of Assassin’s Game.” Voices from the Balcony

” …with the success of films like John Wick and The Raid, Collins pays homage to those films. While the acting from some of the actors is what you would expect from an indie film of this caliber, from a monotonic performance to a bit over the top, it doesn’t take away that the action is pretty good…” World Film Geek

Cast and characters (alphabetical):

• Vernard Adams … Big Gun Mercenary
• Demond Ballou … Watcher
• Jassen Bruegman … Motorcycle Mercenary
• Ember Burns … Bunny
• George Comer … Gun Master
• John Dannug … Max
• James Eckstein … Mercenary
• Shalanda Fresh … Restaurant Patron
• Ben Garton … Mercenary
• Thomas H.F. Gassaway … Mercenary
• Carol Germano … Restaurant Patron
• Sal Germano … Restaurant Patron
• Stephen Haas … Sword Master
• Ernest Jam … Vargas
• Matt Kane … Hand Master
• Andrew Lau … Man in Motel
• Dramail Lett … Mercenary
• Richard Linn … Paranoid Man
• Daniel Loesch … Y
• Eileen Lorene … Assistant
• Devyn Lovelace … Restaurant Patron
• Dan Malz … Mercenary
• India Perkins … Secretary
• John Riddlebaugh … Mercenary
• Kimberly Root … X
• Matt Rossman … Man in Restaurant
• Hakeem Sharif … Sage
• Jerry Sur … Gin
• Louis Thomas … Mercenary
• Zach Throne … Man in Elevator
• Monissa Tugard … Restaurant Patron
• Stanley Vaughn … Motorcycle Mercenary
• JaTaya Wiley … Restaurant Patron
• Wayne Wong … Crime Boss #1

Technical details:

• 72 minutes
• Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1

Fun Facts:

This film should not be confused with the 2015 movie Assassin’s Game directed by Anoop Rangi and starring Tom Sizemore.