Painkillers

2015

Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller

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Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 28%
IMDb Rating 4.2 10 681

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Director

Cast

Julia Voth as Masters
Tahmoh Penikett as Cafferty
Colm Feore as Dr. Troutman
Erica Durance as Trudy
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962.18 MB
1280*694
English 2.0
NR
24 fps
1 hr 44 min
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1.93 GB
1920*1040
English 5.1
NR
24 fps
1 hr 44 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by nogodnomasters 4 / 10

YOU WILL FEEL A LITTLE PINCH

The DVD cover pretty much covers the entire plot. Major John Cafferty (Tahmoh Penikett) leads a group of military people on a top secret mission into an Afghanistan cave. They get out minus their memories of the event. Most of the film takes place in a hospital setting with the actual trip being a flashback.

If you look at the DVD cover you get to see what the "otherworldly" artifact looks like.

The film would have been better if there was less hospital time and more tunnel time. The finding of the object and much of the film was designed to be disjointed which didn't work too well. It ended as if they are going to generate a series...perhaps for SyFy. Mark acting and dialogue as "needs improvement."

Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.

Reviewed by wandernn1-81-683274 3 / 10

Just Painful

This movie, filmed nicely with some decent sets, was painful to watch. Sorta of a Mix between Total Recall and Jacob's Ladder. But no where near as in depth or as interesting,.,

Once the movie seems to run out of plot it disintegrates into jumbled action sequences which are downright horrid.

This one can only get a 3/10

Reviewed by daniel-mannouch 6 / 10

Stellar B Movie

Led by Major John Cafferty, a mercenary group is sent deep into the mountainous regions of Afghanistan with orders to retrieve a mysterious and top secret package. Upon their return, they awake in a private facility with no memory of what happened or who they are and half of their team dead. Fed a new PTSD drug to help induce their memories, a secret comes to light...just before they're sentenced to death.

Playing out more like a sci-fi channel film than an action war film as it's DVD packaging suggested, it's immediately evident that Tour of Duty's screenplay is better than average, maintaining an impressive juggling act of military industrial complex conspiracies, paranoia thriller tropes and well rounded characters to sugar it all on top.

The plot twists are skillfully executed and the lore built up around them is both accessible and believable. It's a TV movie for sure with it's basic lighting and camera work which make no attempt to hide the fact that most of this was shot on a studio set, but what these kind of low budget sci-fi tv shows lack in aesthetic quality, they make up for in plot density. Also. some dialogue was inaudible, but I was never confused by any series of events. The story just keeps going and I found myself never too bored for long. For a B movie such as this, that is high praise indeed and it is deserved.

This is a conspiracy thriller done right. It has self-awareness, it cares for it's characters, the cast is game and the plot is engaging. I had fun. This is the kind of the normy, middle of the road fare i just can't get mad at. It doesn't promote any dangerous ideas, it's never too mean-spirited and it is fast paced throughout. Maybe I don't myself watching it again, but as someone who is well versed in direct to dvd genre films, trust me when I say there are way worse ways you can spend 101 minutes.

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