Film

Confusing cards

OUT NOW! Jason Statham's latest action flick, WILD CARD, is misguided and utterly baffling.

You won’t find Statham splitting hairs over cashing a cheque like this – he’s a stone cold gun for hire, both on screen and off – but how many more times can we allow Tucci to get away with it? In Simon West’s utterly baffling, scattershot Wild Card, we find him lending his talents to a film which takes its thrills from a revolting, careless scene involving a young woman being sexually assaulted with a pistol. Has rape culture come this far? The answer, it would seem, is yes.

Wild Card | Directed by Simon West (USA 2015) with Jason Statham, Stanley Tucci. Starts February 12