BREAK EVEN (2020) Reviews of action-thriller

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‘Live fast… play dirty.’

Break Even is a 2020 action thriller film about four adventurous friends find that find $50 million in cash at a remote island. Unfortunately, they soon to discover it was left by the DEA for a drugs cartel in a rogue deal.

Directed by Shane Stanley (The Untold Story; Southern Decadence; Mistrust) from a screenplay written by CJ Walley (Black SUV), the Captcha Entertainment-Escape Plan Pictures production stars Tasya Teles, Steve Guttenberg (Heckle; Good Boy: Lavalantula and sequel), James Callis, Joseph D. Reitman and Joanna Pacula. (Not Like Us; Warlock: The Armageddon).


“This is a pretty cool crime thriller that really keeps things moving from beginning to end but also affords its lead characters character arcs, making them more than just catalysts for the action, while the plot features many original twists and turns to keep one interested. This all is helped by solid and relatable performances and a dynamic yet not overpowering directorial effort, making this one a pretty entertaining watch.” Search My Trash

“At its core, Break Even is a drama centred around Jaq coming to grips with her past and with who she wants to become. It isn’t an action film or even a thriller and anyone expecting one is going to be as disappointed as I was. Even Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy, Lavalantula) in a brief appearance as an arms dealer falls flat.” Voices from the Balcony

Cast and characters:

Tasya Teles … Jaq Varick
Steve Guttenberg … Lance
James Callis … Zalman
Joseph D. Reitman … Lt. Mitgang
Joanna Pacula … Agent Crowe
Ivan Sergei … Agent Leaman
Mary Mara … Molly
Brent Bailey … Sebastian
Alisa Reyes … Rosie
Mo Gallini … Carlos
Bruno Amato … Zalman’s driver
Arienne Mandi … Maddy
Klea Scott … Mrs Mortem
Marshal Hilton … Hank
Dylan Wittrock … DEA Officer

Technical details:

95 minutes

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