Bautista has the low-key charisma, natural appeal and formidable physicality necessary for an action star, and he makes Final Score worth watching (at home while eating pizza and drinking beer, preferably) despite its endlessly derivative elements.
Criteria: Action Movie.
It follows the classic trope of action movies where a villain plans a terrorist attack and has to deal with an unintended one man army.
The movie delivers in its action scenes and pacing, and the fact that is R rated allows that extra degree of violence most action movies are missing this days.
That being said, since it follows an old formula don't expect great developed villains or heroes, just the basic background story to have it rolling.
Park your brain cells in the lobby, and this U.K. production about a terrorist attack on a London soccer stadium — with Dave Bautista as Bruce Willis plus 100 or so extra pounds of muscle — is an entertainingly over-the-top ride that doesn’t even try to be “credible.” It’s not quite daft or otherwise distinctive enough to be memorable.
Director Scott Mann did the all-star but little-seen “Heist” a few years back, and wrings what he can out of this tired plot. For me, the picture started with a bang, leveled off and then gently nose-dived in the third act.
A fully disengaged brain is probably the key to enjoying Final Score. Employing even basic logic engenders a recognition of how truly stupid this screenplay is, especially when it comes to the resolution.
To observe that the Dave Bautista-starring action flick Final Score is yet another Die Hard knockoff may be tiresome, but it's not as if the film gives one much of a choice, as it offers up a ceaseless barrage of scenes lifted from the John McTiernan classic.
It is a typical action movie, so I am rating it as one - action was ok, plot was too silly at times, especially the end part. It was entertaining, but could've been lot better and more intriguing rather than one guy saving everyone they could've went with what would actually happen if such terrorists would attack there. This was more with comedic elements and not too serious. It was ok but nothing impressive
Once the protagonist of this kind of action movie was Bruce Willis ("The Last Boy Scout", Tony Scott 1991). More than a quarter of a century later it is still proposed, exhausted and geopolitically incorrect.