HYENA ROAD - On DVD 5.3.16
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, HYENA ROAD is a modern-day war epic set the heart Taliban territory in Afghanistan. When expert sniper, Ryan Sanders and his crack-shot team are forced to take shelter in a nearby village, they come face-to-face with The Ghost, a legendary Afghan freedom fighter who’s been forced into seclusion by the Taliban. When intelligence officer, Pete Mitchell learns of their chance encounter, he enlists Sanders’ team to track down The Ghost in hope of creating an unlikely and powerful ally.
Review: These films have a large genre following like any other. If you are in that grouping then you will find this one on par with some of the best. If you are not, then this may feel repetitive and a continuation of any other ops based story line. The key is to go into expecting intense action and a modern war setting.
This is the first full length endeavor by Paul Gross who wrote, directed and stars in this one. He does a fair job at keeping this one upright throughout. Also his script is just not shooting and shouting but also brings in characters from different mindsets and thought processes to up the cerebral tension.
HYENA ROAD is Rated R for bloody war violence, language throughout and some sexual material.