CROSSFIRE (2023) Reviews of Louis Mandylor action thriller

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Crossfire is a 2023 Mexican action thriller film about a tough agent and his daughter being targeted by a revenge-seeking gang member.

Written, directed and co-produced by Yadhu Krishnan making his feature directorial debut. Also produced by Harish Gopinathan. Executive produced by Abhijith Satheesh Kumar and Aravind Satheesh.

The Badhouse Studios production stars Louis Mandylor, Kevin Gage, Lori Pelenise Tuisano, Samm Wiechec, Lucía Vilmo, Victor Chen, Scott Frederick Duns, Michael A. Hannibal, Liliana Moreno Reynoso and Skarlet Olivet.


Agent Mark Patson (Louis Mandylor) takes down the deadly Gorilla Gang but loses his wife in the crossfire which causes him to become estranged from his daughter. After a few years, he attempts to reconnect with his daughter, however, the last surviving member of the gang is hunting her down. But this time Mark and his daughter was are prepared to strike back…

Crossfire is not particularly original, but it makes up for that in several ways. Krishnan’s focus on character over action adds depth. The cast is solid, with Mandylor delivering a career-best. While those hoping for a hard-hitting actioner might be disappointed, anyone who prefers their genre picks with characters to root for will be highly entertained.” 7.5 out of 10, Film Threat

“This is a slow thriller that does a wonderful job of showing the paranoia and worries a law enforcement agent could have. It shows how they could constantly look over their shoulder for a returning threat. However, this can hold things back as we get a constant hint at action, without anything coming from this side of things.” 2 out of 5, Movie Reviews 101

“A pretty cool movie that’s part suspense piece, part character study, with a strained father-daughter relationship at its heart, carried by well-fleshed-out characters embodied by a very competent cast and held together by a directorial effort that’s both genre savvy and also shows a lot of heart.” Search My Trash

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Cast and characters:
Louis Mandylor … Mark Patson
Kevin Gage … Stranger
Lori Pelenise Tuisano … Miriam
Samm Wiechec … Alisha Patson
Lucía Vilmo … Viola
Victor Chen … Victor
Scott Frederick Duns … Senior Officer
Michael A. Hannibal … Plumber
Liliana Moreno Reynoso … Mark’s Wife
Skarlet Olivet … Sofia

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