Tank 432 (2015) Rupert Evans, Steve Garry, Deirdre Mullins, Michael Smiley, Gordon Kennedy, April Pearson Movie Review

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Tank 432 (2015)


A group of mercenaries carrying injuries and escorting a couple of hooded prisoners find them selves in a desperate situation in the woods. As they seek to get themselves out of the mess they are in whilst fearing they will be found they find themselves taking refuge in a long abandoned Bulldog tank. But inside the tank things get even worse for these mercenaries as things begin to become surreal.

Here is the biggest compliment I can muster when it comes to "Tank 432"; writer and director Nick Gillespie certainly brings a style to the movie. Whether or not you enjoy his style and where he takes this movie is a completely other matter which I will get to in a moment. I will actually go as far as saying that Gillespie could helm quite a good movie with his eye for a visual but I feel that movie would need to be written by some one else and any graphic indulgences he might harbour would need to be kept under lock and key.

The thing is that what goes on in "Tank 432" seems almost like it was written on the go and not much of the movie makes any sense. Because of this the whole thing then turns into a visual exhibition of what Gillespie's vision is. But that makes this one heck of a slog for those who like their movies driven by some thing which is at least close to being a coherent storyline. But then I think being seemingly messy was intentional so that you keep on watching till then end in hope of some sort of explanation as to what the movie was all about, and no I won't tell you if it makes sense or not when it is over.

What this all boils down to is that "Tank 432" didn't do it for me and is one of those movies where I feel like I have robbed of 90 minutes of my life. But credit where it is due and this is a movie which has a certain style which might do it for you.