Guns Akimbo can best be described as a film that had ingredients for a cult classic but its lack of adequate direction and pacing hold it back from reaching its full potential. This film is a bit too full of itself to capture a wide audience because of its overbearing gamer culture references which easily could have been dumbed-down or removed completely. Another big problem of Guns Akimbo is the borderline amateurish dialogue which made almost every exchange between any character seem either unintentionally funny or uncomfortably dull.
It goes without saying that Guns Akimbo is not a horrible movie as it does have its moments featuring charismatic performances from Daniel Radcliffe and Samara Weaving, some gory violence and a simple enough plot, making it at a fun ride throughout. It doesn’t particularly deliver on anything; there are some mid-budget shootouts and chase scenes which are fun as can be expected but nothing that you haven’t seen already. This project just should have spent more time in the furnace and been decorated with more colourful toppings.
In all of its splattery glory, Guns Akimbo is very fun to watch if you can get behind the pacing, the needless gaming references and its self-assertive plot.
Final Rating – 4/10
Review by Aaron_Kyle