Backtrace (2018)

Sylvester Stallone, Ryan Guzman, Matthew Modine, Christopher McDonald,
Backtrace is a movie starring Sylvester Stallone, Ryan Guzman, and Meadow Williams. The lone surviving thief of a violent armored car robbery is sprung from a high security facility and administered an experimental drug.
  • 3.7 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2018-09-07 Added:
  • Mike Maples, Writer:
  • Brian A. Miller, Director:
  • Randall Emmett, George Furla, Matt Luber, Mark Stewart, Producer:


2 / 10

O not watch it sober

Lousy acting, reminiscent of a village theater .... Stallone is getting old, very old

4 / 10

Stallone and Modine try their best but the script fails to deliver..

The lone surviving thief of a violent armored car robbery is sprung from a high security facility and administered an experimental drug. Matthew Modine and Sylvester Stallone god bless their souls try their best in this generic and quite forgettable and boring straight to dvd action heist flick but the plot is so badly written and the pacing just so problematic? that the cast can't save this even if there's some good and solid suprises but also a pretty good ending as well. At least i can truly honestly say? that this was way better than Escape Plan 2 at least.

3 / 10


Pretty generic plot with no real surprises, nothing we haven't seen many times before and even though the runtime is pretty short, less than 1h30m, nothing very interesting or engaging is really happening most of the time. The bulk of the interesting action happens in the first 10 minutes and then the last 10 minutes the rest simply felt like a padding.I am surprised Stallone chose to appear in this.

6 / 10

Why would A-listers agree to a 5th-grader written script?

I get that amateur writers need to start somewhere, but writer Mike Maples needed to partner up with a seasoned screenwriter for his 2nd-ever film - especially when casting big names, instead of putting Stallone and Modine thru this garbage. The premise of this story did have a chance, but the writing killed it, and very disappointingly so, to say the least.

Some scenes where outrageously ridiculous and riddled with plot issues. Even some of the dialogue seemed to be written by a 5th grader. I feel bad for Stallone and Modine, I hope they got paid well, as this will not show well on their resumes.

Then there was that constant overbearing and out of place annoying score... who agreed to that? Had the score been more appropriate (and not so loud and more absent), the film would have showed much better.

The directing was also nothing to write home about; the camera work was OK in most of the film, but the shaky migraines and some pan shots and zooms were annoying, but I guess director Brian Miller could only do so much with the screenplay he was handed. I also feel he could've directed his cast better, and edited/cut many of the flaws this film had.

A very generous 6/10 from me, mainly for the story's premise, and because Stallone and Modine carried this film from being a total flop.

1 / 10


Crap, crap, crap, crap and crappppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp