TERM LIFE (2016) Review
Directed by Peter Billingsley
Synopsis: A guy wanted around town by various hit men hopes to stay alive long enough for his life insurance policy to kick in and pay out for his estranged daughter.
Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld in a no-so-thrilling action movie that is mostly stalling for its antagonists which are one of the most boring antagonists ever in a movie. Term Life doesn’t try to be thrilling, it only tries to be clever in presenting how physical problems or obstacles should be tackled but it only gets the obvious and its attempt for cleverness takes away the fun the film could have.
The film doesn’t just bore but it also disappoints and wastes its talents. Vaughn and Steinfeld could’ve just done a comedy film, even campy ones would’ve worked better than Term Life which is nothing more than a tasteless action flick. It’s kind of puzzling why they agreed to do the film, there isn’t much advantage to it, except maybe for the pay but in terms of career, its just not the most ideal material for their talents.
It should be noted that the film was released earlier in digital copies before it had screenings in the cinemas, which made the straight-to-DVD quality more obvious.
1.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Term Life” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from Pioneer Films. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.