Everly has a decent gimmick: one woman, one apartment, one daughter to save via a duffle bag full of cash.
Its action compressed into that one location, there exists a recognisable awareness of the need for space; unfortunately, there’s too much. Each moment of action comes with a sizeable breather that bleeds momentum from its threadbare setup.
At other times it’s just off-putting: a gut-spewing, cliché-blathering antagonist by the name of The Sadist (you’ll never guess the name of his sidekick), plumbing the depths of torture porn, springs to mind.
So what is Everly? Well!
At times threatening to be the glorious piece of exploitation cinema it occasionally aims for, Everly never really gets a grip on… anything, really.
CAST: Salma Hayek
DIRECTOR: Joe Lynch
WRITERS: Yale Hannon, Joe Lynch
SYNOPSIS: Faced with the death of her family, one woman takes up arms.