Directed By: Ryuhei Kitamura
Starring: Ruby Rose, Jean Reno
Synopsis: In this punishing action-thriller starring Ruby Rose, a former Marine turned doorman at a luxury New York City high-rise must outsmart and battle a group of art thieves and their ruthless leader (Jean Reno) — while struggling to protect her sister’s family. As the thieves become increasingly desperate and violent, the doorman calls upon her deadly fighting skills to end the showdown.
Review: The Doorman has hit the UK and we see Batwoman & John Wick star Ruby Rose helm this action thriller in the vein of Die Hard.
The Doorman starts with a bang, literally and we really get to see what style of action director Ryuhei Kitamura is going to deliver and it’s surely not going to disappoint.
Fans of action movies from the 90s will recognise Leon star Jean Reno who plays our art educated villain, he is our Hans Gruber so to speak. He is cold and merciless and doesn’t hesitate about killing anyone, these kinds of roles Jean Reno can play in his sleep. Jean always has a sense of badassery around him even in lighter comedic roles, very much like De Niro in any role he plays you know his character could kick anyones ass if provoked.
Ruby Rose is proving to be one of our next female action leads in the industry and it’s only fitting as Ruby does the majority of her own fights and stunts in the movie and action fans will be very impressed with her commitment to the role and the movie.
The Doorman has so many memorable fight scenes and action scenes, there is some tension and gripping moments but once Ruby starts piling up the body count you will be in a total adrenaline rush. The fight scenes choreographed by Simon Rhee are done to perfection.
I would recommend The Doorman for action fans!