2 1/2 Stars
Black Out is a far better B-movie than it has any right to be, directed with confidence and a fare amount of creative flurry by Allan A. Goldstein. I have not previously been a fan of Mr. Goldstein’s work including the flatly staged Death Wish V and the equally bland Virus, also starring Bosworth. Now, he has produced something that looks far more expensive than it presumably cost and is paced very well. Luckily Goldstein is working with the affable and utterly charming Brian Bosworth. His ‘Boz’ persona was an act honed over the course of nearly a decade, it shows here; his performance is the heart of the picture, playing confused and bemused in equal measures. He also posses an appealing sense of self deprecation as evidenced by a couple of joking references to Brian Bosworth’s short lived and over hyped football career. Including a hat that Grey sports adorned with a Seattle Seahawks logo and a one-liner about Bo Jackson running all over The Boz in a real life on-field incident
An atmospheric score adds weight and flavor to the film noir vibe. It is Bosworth’s movie and he scores here as a man far more human than the hulking Superman he played in the motorcycle action flick Stone Cold.
Director: Allan A. Goldstein
Stars: Brian Bosworth, Brad Dourif, Claire Yarlett