Though One in the Chamber is in every way a straight-to-video action film, it is far better than most. The directing is still poor, the dialogue ridiculous and the supporting acting atrocious, but this one has decent action and the inclusion of Dolph Lundgren to help elevate the film slightly. The storyline isn’t half bad either, pitting two trained assassins hired by feuding crime families against each other.
Ray Carver (Gooding Jr.) is a skilled assassin whose failure at a job in
begins an Eastern European mob war. The rival gang hires a man known as “The Wolf” (Lundgren) to clean up the mess, which leads to an inevitable confrontation with Ray. There are many double crosses and twists in the storyline, but we are all truly just paying the price to watch this film in order to see these two stars fight. They do fight, which can appear somewhat comical when considering their size difference, but the action is otherwise fairly solid. Prague
The Blu-ray release includes a behind-the-scenes featurette, though the real reason is the high definition presentation of mediocre action.