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The decision between right and wrong collide with the danger of Mexican drug cartels in Panic 5 Bravo. The film was written, directed and lead by Kuno Becker (Dallas). Joining Becker are Papile Aurora (Pulling Strings), Don Rovzar (Volando Bajo) and John Henry Richardson (The Way We Were). This thriller will have you on the edge of your seat from the beginning.

The crash sequence in the beginning was dramatic and very effective. There is a valuable lesson to be learned from the start of the film - sometimes doing the right thing will be the most dangerous thing you'll do. I am typically not into films like this; however, Panic 5 Bravo is unique and brings new life to the thriller genre. Becker was not afraid to "go there" with this film and I strongly admire that.

The effects were fantastic. I will strongly caution that if you have a problem with blood or shocking images, this may not be the film for you. Everything was so real, there is no way to accurately describe the realism of this film.

I was impressed by how quickly the plot changes started to come in. With the first twist, you will learn that no matter how close you are to someone, you may not really know them.

Many times in films like these, the acting can get a little out of hand. However, the cast was 100% believable throughout. I really felt a connection to each one of them which got me even more invested in the film. The feelings that each character experiences is palpable. You can feel the fear and edge through the screen. The performances are truly captivating. The vast majority of the film takes place inside of an ambulance, but because the cast was so real and the script was so well written, it did not at all take away from the quality of the film.

At about the 1 hour mark, there is a graphic rape scene. You don't actually see it happening, but you can hear all of it. Just the sound of the scene is horrifying. It lasts for about 2 minutes. If scenes of this nature are difficult for you, you may want to turn away for a couple minutes.

The ending brought another big plot twist. Fear, desperation and loss can break even the strongest man. The end brings the most shocking moments of the whole film. It was the perfect way to cap off such a fantastic film.

If you are a fan of thrillers that will keep you guessing, this is a must see for you. Even if you are not a big fan of thrillers, like myself, I still recommend that you see this film.

Panic 5 Bravo will be in select theaters on Friday, December 5.



Four paramedics on duty in Arizona intercept a distress call from Mexico. Training kicks in as they illegally cross the border to help. Suddenly trapped inside their own ambulance, nothing could prepare them for what they would encounter.


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