Film Screening 26th May, 2021

Poster for Boss Level

Boss Level 

7:30 PM, 26th May, 2021

  • MA
  • 101 mins
  • 2021
  • Joe Carnahan
  • Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Michelle Yeoh

It's been nearly 30 years since Groundhog Day was released, and since then, films about people stuck in time-loops have become a genre of their own. Yet despite its many permutations – from horror (Happy Death Day) to sci-fi (Edge of Tomorrow) and most genres in between – there's never been one as amped up on action steroids like Boss Level. But lest that puts you off, it's all played in rollicking meta fashion, acknowledging the conventions of the genre with graphically bloody winks.

Special forces soldier Roy Pulver (Frank Grillo) awakens each morning in his apartment to face a machete-wielding assassin who has been sent to kill him. He has no idea what's going on, but he's clearly been through the motions many times, just trying to get further into the day than he did last time before being killed. Helping him along is a wide array of colourful assassins armed with all manner of weaponry, and a game cast of all in on the gag, including Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Michelle Yeoh and Ken Jeong.