Lochlyn Munro and Dominic Purcell star in 'Assault on Wall Street', which is getting mediocre reviews from the critics. The film is about an angry and 'aggrieved' blue-collar worker who gets revenge against a bunch of Wall Street types, and at first glance, it looks like a gleeful revenge tale.
However, the reviews are stating that despite the high-concept hook and the fascinating nature of the story, the movie doesn't offer up enough guilty pleasures to quite make it work.
A snippet from the Hollywood Reporter states, "Surprisingly, the usually over-the-top filmmaker takes a subdued approach to the pulpy proceedings, keeping things at a low boil with seemingly endless shots of his depressed hero riding the NYC subways. The slack pacing, as well as Purcell’s tedious, stone-faced performance, prevents the film from being the giddy guilty pleasure it might have been." The review also added, "Boll [Uwe Boll, the director] here seems to be aspiring to a more serious level, with mostly dismal results. It seems strange to say, but what he really needed to do was tap into his inner schlockmeister."
Most of the criticism seems like it's stemming from the choices that the director made, and the fact that he made this film a lot more subdued than the premise required. 'Assault on Wall Street' is out in limited release and in addition to starring Lochlyn Munro and Dominic Purcell, the film also stars Edward Furlong, Michael Pare, Keith David, and Eric Roberts.