Centauro review: Simple and enjoyable action flick

Centauro is a faithful adaptation of the 2017 French-Belgian action film Burn Out, so the concept remains the same even though the action moves to Barcelona. The film is streaming on Netflix.

Story

The protagonist is a racer in the field who is set to enter the race for the large team, and the tale revolves around this man using his talents to fulfil other nefarious needs.

But, at that time, his estranged wife was being pursued by drug dealers for taking the pills, which were later stolen, prompting the protagonist to rise and provide a hand in the aim of reconciling with his wife and reuniting as a family.

The mafia’s condition is that he must work as a courier for the group for two months to repay the loan. However, this industry is difficult to enter and depart, according to the formula.

The storyline revolves around whether Rafa ultimately saves his love from the villains and made it to his dream. 

Performances

Lex Monner plays Rafa, the protagonist of the film. Monner plays a character who strives to follow both his brain and his heart, and he provides power and resolve to the part.

Rafa’s success in all facets of his life becomes a powerful ambition throughout the film, thanks to Monner’s outstanding performance. Rafa is given both warmth and tenderness by the actor, which makes for intriguing viewing.

Natalia, played by Begoa Vargas, would love to raise Mateo with Rafa if he would slow down and respect her for a moment. Natalia is one of the highlights of the film, though her role was wasted as a secondary, and had very little time to shine.

At the end of Centauro, Pedro Casablanca, who has recently become the pepper of all sauces, makes a brief appearance. He is an actor who we always like to see on screen, so we are not going to complain about it.

Positives

Centauro is an easy-to-watch, generally pleasant crime drama that is simple, gritty, and features a strong cast.

The film has a simple idea, doesn’t drag on for too long, and contains just enough action to keep things exciting. Good pacing, decent photography, and a handful of well-choreographed action sequences all help the film.

A big chunk of story escalation is also included near the end of the film, which heightens the drama as the film approaches its finale.

“Instead of a mouse, you’ll be a cat,” says one of the film’s most memorable lines. It was uttered during a moment when Rafa’s life seemed hopeless and he was granted a second opportunity.

A piece of wonderful music plays in the background during the final moments. This film demonstrates the extremes to which a father will go to protect his family.

Negatives

Centauro is stuck in neutral when it tries to draw out Rafa and Natalia’s past together, or the infighting between Carlos and Boro because all of that zipping around in such a short run time leaves little room for development.

It’s not a drama, but it’s a fast-paced film. None of the action and high-speed scenes involved are extraordinary or anything special but the film still works.

The film fails to elicit a response from the audience. Rafa’s character, or even his ex, is hard to sympathize with. As a result, his decision appears to be immature. It’s also difficult to believe how he gets out of some difficult circumstances.

Verdict

In a nutshell, it’s a picture that can be viewed, delivers on its promises, and has a less unpleasant finish than is typical of this genre. The film functions as a remake with a different locale but a similar plot to the original.

It is simple and efficient. Calparsoro demonstrates its capacity to captivate the public with a resource-optimized story once again. The chase episodes and the outcome are more luminous than in earlier times due to the narrative’s irrepressible momentum. So, you can give this movie a go and enjoy it once.

Rating: 3.5/5


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