However, has the condemned man what it takes to save what's left of his future? That has never even graced my thought process, seems like you have a political state of mind. The gang torture Bradley with the electric belt, and taunt him by threatening to call the abortionist. Bradley does not rat Gil out and is sent to a medium-security prison for a seven-year sentence. He tells Bradley that he must kill an inmate called Christopher Bridge, who is an inmate in Cell Block 99 of a maximum security prison. This kind of made no sense to me. [8], On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 91% based on 86 reviews, with an average rating of 7.5/10. Lauren confesses that she has been seeing somebody else. | [6] On August 17, 2016, Jennifer Carpenter joined the cast of the film. I kind of thought the same thing, then realized maybe they just wanted him to get to a prison where he could be tortured physically, and never get out to see his wife again? Bradley speaks to Lauren for the last time, and shares a few words with their unborn child. The movie is fantastic, one of the best (+ darkest) I've seen in a while, but that central plot point seemed odd. A former boxer named Bradley loses his job as an auto mechanic, and his troubled marriage is about to end. At 6' 5" and with a prominent crucifix tattooed on the back of his well-shaven scalp, Bradley Thomas--the recovering alcoholic; laid-off tow truck driver, and a soon-to-be father desperate for cash--is a hulking beast one wouldn't want to mess with. When calm, he enters the house to discuss with Lauren their failing relationship. Bradley does not trust the larger of the two men, Roman, but accepts the job when Gil offers him three months paternity leave. Bradley states he is waiting for a phone call, and promises that he will surrender peacefully, exactly one minute after the call ends. Two days later, Bradley is visited by a mysterious man who tells him that Lauren has been kidnapped by Eleazar, who lost his shipment and two men in the operation. It is also incredibly well written, acted, and directed. I did wonder where Christopher Bridges was by the end, though. Bradley instructs the other two men to do the same, but they ignore his order and confront the police in a firefight, wounding three officers.

| When the smoke clears, Bradley is badly hurt and thrown in prison, where his enemies force him to commit acts of violence that turn the place into a savage battleground. The website's critical consensus reads, "Brawl in Cell Block 99 rides a committed Vince Vaughn performance into the brutally violent—and undeniably entertaining—depths of prison-set grindhouse genre fare. Just click the "Edit page" button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the Synopsis submission guide. Things … Otherwise, Lauren will be submitted to a surgery to remove the limbs of her baby that will be sent to him. This was exactly what I imagined. So I'm guessing they specifically wanted him at that prison so they could torture and kill him. Bradley gives one last look at Tuggs, who then shoots Bradley twice, once in the chest and once in the head. [7] Principal photography wrapped on October 17, 2016. Be the first to contribute! Gil phones Bradley to inform him that his family is finally safe. Without CB, their motive for keeping Bradley alive seems stupid to me. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, News & Discussion about Major Motion Pictures, Press J to jump to the feed. When a fellow inmate informs him that Christopher Bridge is not located in this section of the prison but in another section known as cell block 99, Bradley fights some other inmates and consequently is thrown into cell block 99. Bradley's boss, Gil, introduces him to Eleazar, a new business associate, and gives him a new task. [6], The film premiered at the 74th Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2017. Regardless, I thought it was odd they never explained that.