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Running Scared
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 109 (Jun 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga, , Karel Roden, Johnny Messner, Ivana Milicevic & Chazz Palminteri

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: NR
DD Sound Rating: NR
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Reference Systems
Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Up-front ads will have you Running Scared, I'm sure, but besides that there is a 19-minute "Through The Looking Glass" making-of documentary, the Hotel Room Shootout and Hockey Rink Shootout storyboard comparisons drawn by writer/director Wayne Kramer, commentary with writer/director Wayne Kramer, the theatrical trailer, sneak peeks, and DVD-ROM/online features.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N10092
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For pervasive strong brutal violence and language, sexuality, and drug content
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 122
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/06/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Wayne Kramer
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Joey Gazelle (Walker) and his young neighbor Oleg Yugorsky (Bright) find themselves "Running Scared" when they get caught up in the middle of the Russian mob. Dirty cops, child pornography, and plenty of blood and shooting keep the suspense high and move this story along all the way to its gritty end. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture has a gritty texture provided by inherent film grain that is complementary to the

While the Dolby