I am not a very good documentary reviewer, so, remember that going forward.
Here is the poster
Here is the trailer:
I got this screener thinking it would be all about Nikki Glasser and Jim Norton and comedy fun. Well, I was surprised. Jorge Cruz (Director) took his documentary in an entirely different direction (pun intended) than I anticipated.
I absolutely did not realize I was hooked.
Now, you are about to ask me why Wendi Starling is not the centerpiece of this documentary. Well, she is And you will just have to watch to find out why. I’m not going to tell you it broke my heart watching. It did! And I thank Jorge Cruz for taking me on that amazing ride!
Would I recommend this Documentary?
There is so much laughter and crying that I had watching it! So, absolutely, YES!
Where Can You Watch?
May, 26, 2020 check your VOD (And I definitely recommend you do!
Jordan McNamara (David Dukes) is a world-renowned news reporter who is investigating why some U.S. Army helicopters were mysteriously shot down. The sinister Director (Ron Perlman) doesn’t want McNamara to uncover the answers. So, he dispatches Dalton (Michael Madsen) to take care of the problem.
Dalton leads a group of assassins but everyone knows that his best sniper is Jenna (Kristy Swanson). Jenna has killed a countless number of people for Dalton but, when it comes to McNamara, she can’t bring herself to pull the trigger. It’s because Dalton foolishly orders Jenna to take the shot while McNamara is on a beach with his daughter. Jenna is not willing to kill a man in front of his daughter. When Jenna refuses to pull the trigger, she becomes a target herself and she’s forced to go on the run with McNamara and her only friend, a hacker named Marcus (Donald Faison).
Supreme Sanction doesn’t feature any nudity or, for that matter, any sex but the presence of Michael Madsen and Kristy Swanson in the cast makes this feel like a late night Cinemax film nonetheless. The movie starts out slow and David Dukes (a good actor who is strangely bland here) really isn’t believable as world-renowned journalist but things pick up once Jenna and McNamara go on the run. The first time you see Kristy Swanson behind a sniper rifle, your instinct might be too laugh but she gives a surprisingly natural performance and, by the end of the movie, she’s actually a credible action heroine. Meanwhile, in the role of Marcus, Donald Faison gets all of the good lines. He’s a hacker and, since this movie was made in 1999, that means that he’s the comic relief who can do just about anything.
Not surprisingly, the movie is stolen by Michael Madsen. Madsen gives a standard Madsen performance here, delivering all of his lines in a threatening whisper and smirking whenever anyone tries to talk back to him but, even if he doesn’t do anything new, he’s still entertaining to watch. Madsen is one of the few actors who can easily switch between appearing in B-movies and major productions and that’s because it’s hard to think of anyone who can play a smug, overconfident villain as well as he can.
Supreme Sanction is an unapologetic B-movie and it’s pretty damn entertaining.
I went to the same high school as Jessica Simpson!
Of course, I didn’t go there at the same time that Jessica did. Jessica was long gone by the time I started the 9th grade. As well, I actually graduated while Jessica dropped out so she could become a super-rich celebrity instead. That said, I did take a few classes that were taught by Jessica’s former teachers, who all agreed that Jessica was a sweet person. To be honest, most of my classmates made a big deal about being kind of cynical about going to the same high school as Jessica Simpson. You’re never more jaded than you are between the ages of 13 and 18. Myself, I’ve always liked Jessica Simpson because we’re both from Texas and we both occasionally play dumb for the laughs.
Anyway, this song was written when Jessica was going through a very public divorce from Nick Lachey. It’s an empowerment song that also happens to be really depressing, which is really the best type of song there is. There’s something to be said for a good depressing song and a good depressing video.