Concrete Blondes (2012) is an action/thriller directed by Nicholas Kalikow and written by Chris Wyatt, Rob Warren Thomas and Nicholas Kalikow for Inception Media Group, CB Films North and Sacred Bull Media. Starring Carly Pope, Samaire Armstrong, Diora Baird, and John Rhys-Davies.
A wild, party-night out leads three twenty-something women to stumble on a suitcase with 3 million dollars in cash. After a gruesome, gang-land shootout where everybody dies, the girls step in and walk away with all the money. In a frantic attempt to keep it all, the girls hatch a plan to smuggle it out of the country. But things get more complicated when one of the women mentions their plan to her boyfriend who owes money to a violent, underworld crime boss. Now, everybody is after the girls’ cash and one misstep will affect all their lives forever. Greed, jealousy, and betrayal threaten to break the friends apart, but in an intense final showdown, they face off against the criminals and each other…and nobody can predict who will walk away.
Girls, guns or zombies? “Girls, Guns, Gangsters, Money, Betrayal, True Love. What more do you need to know?”
Not rated. 95 minutes. Watch the official trailer here …
My thoughts… The term “Tarantino-esque” is used to describe a movie/a dialogue/a scene/anything that is reminiscent of the works of director Quentin Tarantino. For instance, Concrete Blondes is very Tarantino-esque! Yeah, this film has all the markings of that influential director: smart dialogue, ultra-violence, a non-linear storyline, and even chapter titles. Is that a bad thing? No, not if it’s done right, and this movie is done so damn right! Concrete Blondes is witty, dark, gloriously extreme and, above all else, awesomely bad-ass!! It would make a perfect femme fatale double feature with Rick Jacobson’s equally Tarantino-esque Bitch Slap (2009). I originally intended to review this film on MHE, but never finished the post. I titled the draft: “Lesbians, Guns and Money.” It’s a twist on the Warren Zevon song “Lawyers, Guns and Money”, and I thought it was pretty damn clever!
Oh, and I LOVE Carly Pope!