Doorman, The

Featured In Issue 252, October/November 2020

WSR Score3.5
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Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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Violence throughout, language and brief teen drug use
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Ryuhei Kitamura
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In "The Doorman," a former Marine (Rose) turned doorman at a luxury New York City high-rise must outsmart and battle a group of art thieves and their ruthless leader (Reno)—while struggling to protect her sister's family. As the thieves become increasingly desperate and violent, the doorman calls upon her deadly fighting skills to end the showdown. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurette "In Service Of Others: Reflections Of The Cast" (HD 12:13), upfront previews and a digital code.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally and anamorphically sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture is wonderfully realistic with a rich and warm color palette. Hues are naturally saturated. The imagery takes place in a luxurious apartment building with complex interior textures and rich wood appointments. The opening scene on a road in a forested area is very realistic as well. Fleshtones are perfectly natural. Contrast is excellent. Spot lighting is effective in creating a dramatic visual palette. Black levels are deep and shadow delineation is revealing throughout. This is a visually satisfying picture. (Gary Reber)

The Dolby TrueHD 5.1-channel soundtrack is effectively dynamic and supported by an active orchestral score that spans the soundstage, extending to the surrounds aggressively. Sound effects are strong, especially gunfire and the breaking of interior walls. Atmospherics throughout sound realistic as well. Foley sound effects are perfectly in sync with the action. Dialogue is intelligible and generally spatially integrated, though, at times it is ADR produced. Explosions are powerful with deep sub-25 Hz bass extension. This is an effective holosonic® soundtrack that sounds nicely dynamic. (Gary Reber)