Blue iguana

Empire (UK) - - CINEMA - If

★ OUT 5 oc­to­ber / CERT 15 / 99 mins di­rec­tor hadi ha­jaig cast sam Rock­well, Ben schwartz, Amanda Dono­hoe

hadi HA­JAIG’S Blue Iguana, a tale of two ex-cons (sam Rock­well and Ben schwartz) try­ing to re­trieve a stolen gem­stone, throws back to more things than an in-form NBA player. Chiefly, the slew of con­vo­luted crime flicks that came in the wake of Reser­voir Dogs, but also ’80s video-shop fod­der such as Some­thing Wild and Mi­ami Blues. But while you can ap­plaud the taste in ref­er­ence points, it’s hard to ad­mire the mish-mash of in­com­pre­hen­si­ble plot­ting, tired stylis­tic tics, poorly han­dled tone and tire­some vi­o­lence all de­liv­ered with sec­ond-hand cool. it grates on pretty much ev­ery level, and con­tains one of the worst shootouts in re­cent mem­ory.

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