Far Cry

October 2nd, 2008


Far Cry

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Udo Kier and Til Schweiger in Far CryFar Cry

Two Seattle reporters investigate the deaths of mercenaries on an island off the coast of the Pacific Northwest.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 3.3/10 (7,312 voted)

Director: Uwe Boll

Stars: Til Schweiger, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Natalia Avelon

An adaptation of the first-person-shooter video game where Jack Carver, a retired Special Forces Officer who now is transport for hire, by people and cargo. On one particular trip Jack ferries a photographer 'Val' who wants to photograph old Japanese WW2 bases on some of the Micronesian islands. He goes through hell when his boat is attacked and destroyed by an unknown party while Val is away. Surviving by the skin of his teeth, he must now find Val and uncover what is truly happening on these dark and mysterious islands.

Writers: Michael Roesch, Peter Scheerer

Til Schweiger - Jack Carver
Emmanuelle Vaugier - Valerie Cardinal
Natalia Avelon - Katia Chernov
Udo Kier - Dr. Lucas Krieger
Chris Coppola - Emillio
Ralf Moeller - Max Cardinal
Craig Fairbrass - Jason Parker
Michael Paré - Paul Summer (as Michael Pare)
Don S. Davis - General Roderick
Suzanne Ristic - Theresa
Jay Brazeau - Ralph
Mike Dopud - Leader
Steffen Mennekes - Young Mercenary
Michael Robinson - Tourist George
Carrie Genzel - Tourist Laura


Official Website: Official site [Germany] | Official soundtrack site |

Release Date: 2 October 2008

Filming Locations: Deep Cove Marina, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: €305,200 (Germany) (5 October 2008) (201 Screens)

Gross: €566,594 (Germany) (2 November 2008)

Technical Specs


Continuity: While mercenaries chase down Valerie and Jack with boats, Parker's pistol is shown to be empty in close shot (slide is locked to back-position). In the next cut the weapon is reloaded again (slide is where it is supposed to), but in the next shot immediately after it the gun is empty again.

[from trailer]
Dr. Krieger: [From Trailer] You're just a simple boat man.
Jack Carver: I didn't say anything about being simple.

User Review

Forget the game it is based on and you might find it watchable

Rating: 5/10

This may be Uwe Boll's best movie ever. No,I'm not a fan. How could I be. Uwe Boll is a director who shows no respect for his audience and doesn't deserve respect when it comes to making movies. He even admitted himself that he does it solely for the money. He is not skilled at all and has got the creativity of an amoeba. But is that a reason for not liking or watching his movies. Well,yes and no. It all comes down to expectation. If you have none than "Far Cry" will surprise you. Til Schweiger is well aware of Boll's reputation and doesn't take it seriously which shows and is one of the strong points of the movie. The second strong element are the action scenes which are actually pretty decent and fun to watch. Does this movie has anything to do with the game? Of course not(OK,maybe 1 or 2 elements are taken from the game). Does it have a good story? Guess again. What about the acting? At least it wasn't completely annoying and Til's Jack Carver was very likable. "Far Cry" is movie that can be fun if you are able to put your brain off.


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