Trapped in a time loop that constantly repeats the day of his murder, former special forces agent Roy Pulver (Frank Grillo) uncovers clues about a secret government project that could unlock the mystery behind his untimely death. In a race against the clock, Pulver must hunt down Colonel Ventor (Mel Gibson), the powerful head of the government program, while outrunning skilled ruthless assassins determined to keep him from the truth in order to break out of the loop, save his ex-wife (Naomi Watts) and live once again for tomorrow.
Boss Level is making a point that we should look forward to time loop themed movies again. After Palm Springs was an instant classic, Boss Level follows that direction while not as classic as Palm Springs was on first viewing. It does feature a lot of the superhero darkly comedic ultra violent fun that genre fans have came to love in the past years.
Zack Snyder in some retrospective deserves a lot of credit of the dark superhero films we’ve been getting not to mention, ones that are hard R entertainment like Boss Level and Brightburn. However, in Boss Level the violence compares more to Tarantino’s style then Snyder’s.
It’s still a rather fun time and I hope it blows expectations out of the water at Hulu when it premieres Friday, March 5th. Frank Grillo is having one helluva few years and is slightly becoming the next great action hero and is better used outside of his MCU role which is often underwritten and underused in so many ways.
Here he is really charming especially the fond moments you will have when he spends with a certain character and also some funny moments at the bar with Ken Jeong, Frank Grillo has a lot of range that is being showcased in Boss Level and he holds his own against the iconic Mel Gibson in the final showdown.
Overall grade: 3.5/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar