There are two versions of this film the original comes from a country outside of North America a Korean film , that as many times before has copied from many cultures films and styles to try and make it their own, I have not(yet) seen the original film.
Joe Doucette(Josh Brolin-above) is a heavy drinking jerk that hits on a perspective clients wife while he(the client)excuses himself from the table they are at in a restaurant.
We then wake up with Joe and he is a what we think is a hotel room, he is naked and disoriented and soon realizes he is trapped in a singular room with no windows etc.
The interesting thing for this film is keeping the story moving along is tricky for we are with Joe the whole time-of course Joe has other ideas and tries to escape and escape he does.
Having watched some brilliantly filmed martial arts films, the scenes where Joe takes out a bunch(a whole bunch)of guys everything seems so stiff and rehearsed so poorly.
Spike Lee is not an action director he is a people director, but at the same time surprised that he accepted this film as director, this is so out of type for him and it shows.
Not a surprise that Samuel L. Jackson is in this film they have worked together in the past on a few films Do The Right Thing, Jungle Fever just to name a few. Samuel is good in almost everything he is in.