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Paintball (2009)

Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 10 July 2009 (Spain)
A group of young urban workaholics sign up for a weekend of paintballing to have some adventure. But the adrenaline-filled entertainment soon turns into a manhunt, in which they become the ... See full summary »


Daniel Benmayor

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Mackey ... David
Jennifer Matter ... Anna
Patrick Regis ... Eric
Iaione Perez Iaione Perez ... Iris
Neil Maskell ... Frank
Anna Casas Anna Casas ... Brenda
Peter Vives Peter Vives ... John
Claudia Bassols ... Claudia
Felix Pring Felix Pring ... Hunter
Josep Seguí Josep Seguí ... Russian
Lucy Tillett Lucy Tillett ... Russian Assistant
Lada Rudakova Lada Rudakova ... Redball Announcer
Joshua Zamrycki Joshua Zamrycki ... Orange Player 2
Joyce Müller Joyce Müller ... Orange Player 1
James Phillips James Phillips ... Organization Client


A group of young urban workaholics sign up for a weekend of paintballing to have some adventure. But the adrenaline-filled entertainment soon turns into a manhunt, in which they become the prey and the hunter shoots live ammo not paint. It is no longer a game! Written by Anonymous

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This is not a game. See more »


Action | Thriller


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 July 2009 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Paintball: Jouer Pour Survivre See more »

Filming Locations:

Catalonia, Spain

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Technical Specs



Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Was filmed in the Amazon Forest See more »


Boom-mike visible during the introductory sequence in the truck, after Frank's hood is taken off. See more »


Russian Assistant: Don't fire... we like this one... let him live for now
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References Saw (2004) See more »

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Embarrassingly Bad
14 January 2010 | by LDLucasSee all my reviews

First off, Paintball bets the farm that the viewer has never seen a movie before. If this is your first movie, then you're in luck, as it only gets better from here. Paintball's storyline is a combination of recycled, yet shockingly under-developed, themes and settings that attempts to create an air of mystery and horror by keeping the viewer in the dark. This is respectable approach, however, nothing ever makes sense in the movie… and not in the cool Donnie Darko way. It's like a bunch of 8th graders wrote a story in a half hour and never even bothered even coming for a reason why any character in the movie acts the way they do or any situation in the movie would be plausible. You can tell a movie stinks if the only way to move the story forward is for the characters to do the opposite of what any rationale or irrational human would do. Example 1A: People are dying and everyone still walks around inexplicably yelling with their paint guns cocked and loaded. I would think that even the dimmest bulb would realize that staying quite would be to their benefit.

Second, the movie is made horribly as well. You can tell that no shots were thought out ahead of time. The camera will follow someone, they'll drop a helmet, the camera will linger on the helmet, and the helmet will never be heard from again. I can see who a little misdirection can help a movie, but after repeatedly seeing useless visuals, you start to get the feeling that they were just letting the camera roll with hopes of making it work in the editing room. Also, the special effects are terrible. Every effect looks like it had a maximum budget of $5. I can watch a horrible movie and laugh along with the best of them (see American Ninja 3). However, they took so many short cuts in this movie, that there is nothing remotely redeemable about it. You can surely finding something to disappoint you that isn't 85 minutes long.

This gets two stars only because I've seen Gourmet Zombie Chef from Hell.

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