Parents' Guide to

Trigger Point

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Violence, other iffy stuff in forgettable action flick.

Movie NR 2021 82 minutes
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Sturdy and even somewhat stylish, this action movie is also too familiar and predictable; it likely won't be remembered by viewers long enough to warrant its promised sequels. Directed by Brad Turner -- a TV veteran with a long, impressive list of small-screen credits -- Trigger Point has a few cool sequences, from the ins and outs of Nicolas' heavily protected country home to a shoot-out among a row of greenhouses surrounded by a cornfield. The movie is taut and lean, and Pepper is fine as the hero, even if his Shaw feels like a B movie version of John Wick, Jason Bourne, or Ethan Hunt.

Certainly the "retired and in hiding" ex-superspy is an old cliché, and the movie can't quite get away from other clichés as it goes along, from the overly complicated dialogue-based setup to the unsurprising double-crosses. Indeed, the movie often feels as if it starts after all the good stuff left off. A general low-energy quality keeps things from ever getting very tense or exciting, and the generic title -- just what is a Trigger Point anyway? Is it something to do with a gun? -- will probably make this movie fade away quietly and painlessly.

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