A man wakes in a hospital with no memory, and quickly finds himself on the run in a locked down hospital with the Cartel on his tail.

  • Released: 2022-10-12
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Thrillers
  • Stars: Josh Duhamel, Abbie Cornish, Omar Chaparro, Nick Nolte, Lou Ferrigno Jr., Bárbara de Regil, Robert Dobson, Pedro López, Edison Ruiz, Jero Medina
  • Director: Sam Macaroni
  • lea-k - 6 September 2023
    Went in Blind.....walked out at the end wishing that I was blind.

    Where do I start?

    We have three fine actors (normally) straining to make a bad script into something worthy.

    Nick Nolte should have stayed at home. He looked like a drunken & pale zombie.

    Cliche, after cliche, stuttering around as if was impossible to even remember a six worded sentence.

    He just crashed and burned the moment he appeared on screen.

    Josh D.....out of the three big names, I think he was the only one trying to convince the audience that it's an "okay" movie. But he failed.

    Abbie... miscasted in this role. Her wooden / blank portrayal is cringe worthy.

    The movie: 1..WTF storyline! Zero understanding about the hell was going on besides good guy vs bad guy. Ending was just stupid.

    2..GOD excessive music / soundtrack! Not one minute without a background music. UGH!!

    3..Action looks SO c.a.r.e.f.u.l.l.y choreography.

    AND not believable. One narrow corridor 2 baddies shooting 1x good, yet still misses. Yet when Good guy shoots. Well of course he able to kill. Duh!!

    SO...3 stars was probably 3 stars too many.
  • josephatreadwell - 3 January 2023
    Mediocre Budget Flick at best
    When I saw the cast I expected more. The action sequences feel like they were out of a cheesy 80s film. Nothing like a guy running down a hallway away from bullets and they all miraculously hit only the walls at his sides. TOO MUCH SLOW MOTION!! The writing was mediocre with plot holes and things that just didn't make sense. Story and character development was mid and predictable. I was able to call out the ending "twist" before I was a quarter of the way in. It was entertaining enough to sit through the whole thing, but I wish I had spent the last couple hours before bed on a different movie.
  • Turfseer - 4 November 2022
    Netflix should be ashamed of themselves for releasing this dreck
    For most films there's a decent enough synopsis on Wikipedia to find out anything you might have missed about the plot. But with Blackout there's only a paltry description. My theory as to why that so is either the reviewer hated the film so much that they didn't finish watching it or they found it so convoluted that they couldn't figure it out.

    There's actually not much to find out about Blackout although I had a basic question that stumped me. For those who've seen the film you know that the protagonist, Cain (Josh Duhamel), ends up in a Mexican hospital after surviving a machine gun attack by drug cartel members while he's driving his car.

    Cain is diagnosed with full blown amnesia and can't remember who he is. At one point he comes to believe he's an associate of Eddie (Omar Chaparro), a cartel chief, who seeks to find out where Cain hid a briefcase containing cartel secrets which he pilfered from some Mexican general who apparently heads the whole operation.

    I read somewhere that Eddie and his crew aren't the only cartel members trying to get to Cain. But why are they all trying to kill him? Because if they do, no one will find out where he hid the stolen briefcase.

    It doesn't make sense and most of the action takes place in the hospital where somehow Cain is able to keep alive despite a myriad of bad actors trying to do him in. You would think at least one cartel guy would be able finish Cain off but no he's able to evade them as he flits from one storage room to the next while passing through various locations in the hospital including a semi-large kitchen.

    While Cain engages in ludicrous fights with these baddies and manages to avoid being killed by all those bullets being fired at him, he maintains a tenuous relationship with the love interest here Anna (Abbie Cornish) who Cain cannot figure out which side she's on.

    Eventually Cain actually discovers he's been working undercover for the DEA for the last five years. When he finally finishes off the cartel members at the hospital, he must contend with his boss Ethan McCoy (an elderly and almost unrecognizable Nick Nolte) who turns out to a turncoat.

    Anna kills off McCoy's men but they let him live (with only a bullet to his leg) as Cain now recalls they had a past good relationship.

    Forget about any character development here and even the special effects are all bad. And what about the MacGuffin?--the purloined briefcase. The kindly attending physician simply put it aside when Cain first was brought to the hospital and he examined him. Yikes!

    Netflix obviously made this on the cheap-principally in one location-in order to save money. Avoid this clunker at all costs!
  • jamesjeffreylewis - 24 October 2022
    More like a power outage
    Just a bad movie with a story that had been done way too many times for it to be so bad. You would think the director would have learned something, anything to make this a half way decent movie. Sadly it was not to be. After the first 20 mins this movie was so predictable it was boring as anything. My only hope was that it would get better but that didn't happen. The acting was decent but the storyline was just terrible. Nick Nolte ? Why just why. The best line in the movie was this one that didn't make any sense, After trying to kill "Cain" for 3/4 of the movie the boss suddenly tells his men "don't kill him I need to get my case back" That line made no sense and says it all for this bad movie.
  • debracurle - 20 October 2022
    Well that's 21 minutes and 10 seconds of my life I'll never get back. Good Lord what a mess. Trust the other reviews and don't waste your time. I trusted the Netflix "rating" of 5.1 and didn't look here before pressing Play. Nolte needs to see a speech therapist badly. Another of his generation who suddenly can't speak. It's like they all go to the same bad dentist and get dentures that don't fit. I can't stand Cornish on a good day but I had such high hopes for Josh Duhamel. Total let down. This is really the reason Netflix is floundering - they keep putting out garbage like this. No plot, bad script, sketchy camera work and all around crappy acting.