Setup (2011) A Review

This is the new action movie starring Curtis 50 Cent Jackson, he stars as Sonny who takes part in a diamond heist with two friends and when things don’t go as planned, he has to fix a lot of problems that go wrong along the way and he will have to face some tough choices.

Also starring are Bruce Willis as Mr Biggs and  Ryan Phillippe as Vincent. Willis is great as the mob boss who enlists Sonny’s help to do an incidental job which is not initially to do with the diamond heist, but due to other things that happen ends up having some connection.

Its not a best movie I have ever seen, but its reasonably good for those boring nights with nothing to do. 50 Cent puts in a decent performance and given some time could have a decent movie career if he ever gives up his music business. I do think however that his background would probably influence the movie choices that he would take and although quite talented as an actor, there is a definite shelf life there.

I’ll give this movie a decent 5/10, nothing to write home about, but not a complete waste of an hour and a half either. Heres the trailer, and the movie is a straight to DVD release on 20th September. Enjoy it.

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3 thoughts on “Setup (2011) A Review”

  1. Not a bad movie, with some moments of levity (although I’m not sure whether they were intentional – I hope they were!). Mr. 50 Cent could have a fairly decent film career if he chooses his projects wisely. I think he’ll start out with the gansta-stylee stuff and then perhaps branch out a little, perhaps to military roles and from there he’s got to make the decision whether he’ll go the comedy or the serious drama route (I suspect he’ll choose the latter, aiming for some serious gravitas).

    I love seeing Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe as bad guys and I get the feeling we’ll see Phillippe taking a few more of these roles before he heads back into more serious drama. Mr. Willis, of course, can turn his hand to anything and nowadays I get the feeling he picks his roles based on how much fun he thinks he’ll be able to have with the character, which is fine by me.

    So, long story short, nothing brilliant here, but it shows potential for an up-and-coming musician-turned-actor and provides a respectable paycheck to two established leading men.

  2. I was an extra in this movie,it was very cold that day i even tslked to 50 cent the pnly problem is ,i didn’t know it was him

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