Directed by: Christian Sesma
Starring: Paul Sloan, Taryn Manning, Michael Madsen, Jake Weber, Richard Dreyfuss
Synopsis: Jack Hunter’s (Paul Sloan) daughter is missing and he’ll do whatever it takes to find her. His desperate search leads him to a small town in the desert, where she was last seen alive. There he encounters the menacing head of a mob-funded security firm (Jake Weber), who alongside his vicious sister (Taryn Manning), are holding on to a harmful family secret that threatens to derail a billion dollar water deal between his boss and the US government. Jake finds himself embroiled in a web of corruption and danger, and as the fate of his daughter slowly becomes apparent, it becomes terrifyingly clear that he must take on way more than he bargained for…With the aid of his former black ops mentor (Richard Dreyfuss) Jack embarks on a merciless quest for vengeance… stopping at nothing to bring those responsible to justice.
Review: Paul Sloan stars in this hard-hitting action thriller, which is without a doubt Paul’s best movie to date. Paul channels the old-school action of Stallone and Schwarzenegger and delivers a pulse-pounding action thriller.
Paul Sloan and Christian Sesma are a duo that fans of the genre will know quite well, they are frequent collaborators who know how to deliver a well-polished movie on a minimal budget. One of Sesma’s strengths is telling a great story and filtering in well-choreographed action segments, which are built up throughout the film and are always explosive.
A let down would be the casting of Michael Madsen, who I must say, has such heavyweight status coming from movies such as Reservoir Dogs, Donnie Brasco & Wyatt Earp to name three of his 300 movie appearances, he looks bored and fed up, Madsen used to breathe life into his characters, describing his performance as ‘phoning it in’ would be an insult to phones. Sesma gets what’s probably his best performance in the last few years, apart from Sesma, Tarantino is the only person who can wake Madsen up. This role should have gone to the likes of Luke Goss, who never seems to let a director down, especially Sesma.
Taryn Manning is enjoyable to watch and always delivers a solid performance. Taryn can play anything from a shy, quiet as a mouse type, to the rip your head off in three easy steps character roles. Seeing her name top-billed alongside Paul Sloans, had me sold.
Overall, Every Last One Of Them, is the movie that will house Paul Sloan as an action star, it cements his badass status firmly in place. Christian Sesma continues to shine. He showcases he can tell a great story with limited resources and also get the best out of his leading cast members. I would recommend it, as watching Sloan annihilate bad guys is always a pleasure to watch, especially when the movie feels like Rambo meets Commando!