A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back what is rightfully his. When he finally comes face to face with his longtime friend he will be forced to make a life changing choice.

Studio: Lionsgate Films
Year: 2011
Release Date: September 20, 2011
Run time: 90 minutes
Rating: R

Audio: DTS HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Disc Spec: 1 BD
Region: A

A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back what is rightfully his. When he finally comes face to face with his longtime friend he will be forced to make a life changing choice.

After being double-crossed by his friend Vincent (Phillipe) Sonny (Jackson) ends up shot and bleeding on the ground. Looking for his revenge he comes up with a plan that involves the mob. This is a movie I was really looking forward to. Everything Bruce Willis is in is usually good. The scenes he was in were very good and he brought the movie up when he was in it. The big problem is that he was in the movie for a total of 5 minutes. 50 Cent is not a good enough actor to be able to carry a movie like he tried in this, and when you are out acted by Randy Couture that is not a good thing.
Movie Quality: 3/10

Print/Audio Quality

The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 2:39:1 aspect ratio. Lionsgate provides a pretty good transfer on Blu-ray. Colors are rich and vibrant providing a well saturated print. Blacks are deep. Flesh tones are accurate and natural, but there were a few scenes that were a bit too bright at times. Details are fairly good. There is some slight, subtle film grain throughout the print.
Print Quality: 9.5/10

The audio is presented in a DTS-HD MA l0ssless 5.1 mix. his is a demo worthy mix that could easily sell those on the fence about the format. The soundfield is immersive at all times no matter if it is the special effects or dialogue. I was literally amazed with the amount of bullets panning from each speaker in the rears. It sounded as if there were bullets ricocheting off of the walls in the room. Bass was punchy as it shows with the amount of gunfire and explosions. Dialogue is also well placed in the center channel sounding crisp and clear. The best part of this all around aggressive soundtrack is that it is well balanced between the dialogue and sound effects.
Print Quality: 9.5/10

Special Features

  • Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Mike Gunther and Stunt Coordinator Kyle Woods
  • Making Set Up
  • Inside the Gun Locker: The Weapons of Set Up
  • Interviews with Cast and Crew includes Mike Gunther
  • Trailer

Special Features: 6/10

Final Thoughts

‘Set Up’ is a mess of a film which I didn’t expect to be as bad as it turned out to be. On Blu-ray the saving grace is the video and audio with the nice set of special features. Other than that I only recommend this as a rental if you have nothing to do.
Overall Rating: 5/10