A Day To Die (2022) Review
Directed by: Wes Miller
Starring: Kevin Dillon, Frank Grillo & Bruce Willis
Synopsis: Ex-military ops officer Conner Connolly (Kevin Dillon) has one day to pay $2 million in reparations to a local gang leader in order to save his kidnapped wife. With her life on the line, Conner must recruit his old crew, led by Brice Mason (Frank Grillo), to pull off a series of dangerous heists to repay the money he owes and settle a score with the city’s corrupt police chief (Bruce Willis). In a race against time, the crew must rely on their tactical training and brotherhood to save themselves and those who matter most.
Review: Bruce Willis and Frank Grillo go head to head in this explosive thriller!
Director, Wes Miller brings us A Day To Die, a fun straight to DVD action thriller. Before we continue. These movies aren’t given the budget or time as a John Wick movie, an Avengers movie or a Bourne movie, the directors usually get a maximum 14 days to make a movie. Bruce Willis has been taking lesser roles for health reasons that are his own private matter. People need to stop expecting Die Hard.
The movie’s opening introduces us to Kevin Dillon’s character Conner, he is part of a ‘Ghost Squad’ that tackles situations which need to be dealt with quickly, deadly and efficiently, the team is also led by Frank Grillo who plays his usual badass self. The mission goes sideways and people die. We cut forward and Conner is working as a parole officer. When we catch up with Conner he is meeting a parolee who he witnesses getting chased, after a short pursuit Conner kills the guy who was chasing his parolee, it soon comes clear he has killed a henchman of crime boss, Pettis. This leads to Conner’s wife being taken and he is given less than 24 hours to payout 2million dollars.
After the initial plot kicks off and Conner rounds up his old team we get some R-rated A-Team action with the guys beating down doors and taking out bad guys. The team are all likeable and each has a moment to shine.
The main villain, Pettis, gets some of the best lines in the movie and is quite badass in his own way. Bruce is also on hand to add to villainous duties, he is a corrupt police chief who may have just got in over his head.
A Day To Die is a fast-paced thriller that towards the end takes a twist and sets the movie into a whole new playing field which kicks ass. The final gun battle was a blast and you genuinely worried about the safety of the crew, everyone is expendable.
Wes Miller delivers an explosive action thriller!