5lbs of Pressure

2024

Action / Crime / Romance / Thriller

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 67% · 12 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 72% · 50 ratings
IMDb Rating 5.1/10 10 917 917

Director

Top cast

Luke Evans as Adam
Rory Culkin as Mike
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1012.82 MB
1280*534
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 50 min
Seeds 100+
2.03 GB
1920*800
English 5.1
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 50 min
Seeds 100+
4.91 GB
3840*1600
English 5.1
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 50 min
Seeds 21

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by DilioD 5 / 10

Don't Bother Watching

Poor acting. I would say everyone in this film does some pretty bad acting except Luke Evans, but even his character had the stereotypical Brooklyn accent and solemn tone. Some cliché scenes like the AA meeting where someone speaks to the group, then guess who speaks next - Luke Evans. The son looks like he's 30 but plays a character that I think is supposed to be around 17. (His mom says he's "impressionable", so that makes me think teens.) In one scene Adam (Luke Evans) says to his son that he was his age when he committed a murder. We know he was in jail for 16 years, so that would put Adam at around 33 years old, however Luke Adams is 44, and to me he looks like he's in his 50s in this film.

The drug dealer uncle, sitting at his desk in an auto repair shop with a safe on the desk is pretty lame. All the dim lighting is cliché of the seedy drug underworld. The Jamaican accent of the female drug dealer isn't very good, not a genuine accent. I can never understand why casting can't cast actors with genuine accents, especially for accents that so many of us are familiar with.

The film takes a long time to get to the real story, it was probably in the last quarter of the film that I realized where it was going. I prefer to know in the first quarter what the film is about and let it unfold from there. I wanted to stop watching it many times but was too invested to stop so I let it play, probably skipped ahead a couple times.

Reviewed by Prismark10 4 / 10

5lbs of Pressure

Based on director Phil Allocco's own short movie from 2005, The Mirror.

5lbs of Pressure sinks under its own weight of unoriginality and a banal script.

Adam (Luke Evans) is out on parole after serving time for killing a youth. He has returned to his own neighbourhood to connect with his estranged wife and teenage son.

His parole officer is not happy about this especially as Adam has also got a job as a bartender at the Mirror Bar. It's a recipe for disaster and Adam will violate his parole conditions.

Eli is the brother of the youth that Adam killed 16 years earlier. When he learns that Adam is back, hr wrestles with his conscience as to whether to seek revenge.

Mike (Rory Culkin) is a dim young man living under the shadow of his drug dealing uncle Leff (Alex Pettyfer.) He has looked out for Mike since his mum died.

Now Mike wants to break out on his own and score a solo drug deal. Not realising that he is too naive and idiotic.

Mike also recognised Adam as a killer. He also has an idea to rob the Mirror Bar and pin the blame on Adam.

You just know these characters will collide one night. Cheaply made with the city of Manchester standing in for New York. It's not gritty or even that interesting.

This kind of film has been done scores of time before and mostly better.

Reviewed by imseeg 5 / 10

Wannabe crime movie without any real thrill or true drama.

I dont mind watching B-movies, I watch them a lot actually, but this is a B-movie which pretends to be a serious crime drama and that didnt sit well with me.

The bad: average actors, lacking in charisma and talent, try to act seriously, while their performances constantly made me cringe by their lack of quality. You know that kind of feeling when the acting just doesnt look true to life and kinda fake? Well that's the feeling I got when watching these actors who all failed to impress me.

Labeled as a romance as well? Are they kiddin'? And it for sure as heck aint thrilling for a second. It is a crime story all right, but much more geared towards a personal portrait of criminals than towards a riveting thriller though. So beware all you fans of crime thrillers, this is probably not the movie you expect it to be.

Not any good then? Well, the "best" actor we get to see is Rory Culkin, but he never was a great actor to begin with and that qualification sums up this entire movie, which is not terrible, but quite average and lacking in everything you would wish for in a crime thriller.

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