Just had a watch. First of all, your poster is really really cool and of pleasantly high quality. First impression an fxhome film makes and it's always good to see when the top spot in the cinema isn't postered with a distorted photoshop creation but a solid image with feel for graphic art!
Now to the actual film. If that's your first longer production, I congratulate you. There's a lot to like in here and some good ideas. Having just had a long discussion of what the fxhome community appreciates, I'd indeed say this is a perfect example: The film features guns, deaths, high tension, vivid grading and action.
Your camera does appear to consciously know what it's doing, which is always pleasant. It's clear you didn't just point and shoot but, for the most, chose your camera angles specifically. Same goes for the overlight look, which I get the impression is very deliberate. I can't say I totally like the look of this film, but I can appreciate it as a decision you made.
While the angles are good and of different style, I thought the attention to light was less conscious. There's a lot of lighting changes, backlight shots and simply not very well light angle choices that give me the impression that, while the angle was chosen specifically, the light was mostly taken as it is. (Which is nitpicking on a high level obviously, but still, it did occur to me that way).
Your sound editing is also quite cool especially for a first time longer video and has the same amount of nice and creative ideas. (I especially liked you didn't just put gun shots everywhere, but also varied in effect but sometimes just showing the bullet impact which sounded accordingly).
But the sound also has a downside to it, connected to my major gripe with this film which i get later to, the constant deep booming OMG-THIS-IS-SO-INTENSE sound. it was simply too much for my taste and I got tired of it quite quickly. Tension is a difficult thing to keep up for a long time without calmer moments and adding a sound like that helps, if it's consciously used in the right placed. This though, to me, is a case of heavy overuse and therefore going for "cheap effect" rather then subtle tension - if you know what I mean.
The effects were good - stock footage looked very familiar.
Some of the machine gun muzzle was a bit dodgy and some of the smoke didn't fit that well, but all in all I thought that was a good job.
Now to the core of the film: What it tells.
Here lies my major gripe. if I watch it as a shortfilm rather then a fun technical display, for which it would be simply too long, it fails for me. As a shortfilm, the story doesn't offer enough to really keep me interested. I kept waiting for either a change in tone or a story element that kept the whole thing interesting (For example, some connection to the short dialogue in the beginning, which could have just been cut out really). There was no story and no real room for interpretation.
So after I figured out it will be a film about a noname killing lots of nonames, I started fast forwarding. There was no character, no emotion, no story. Basically, all there was, was sneaking and shooting, which I've seen over and over. The hero has no name, no struggle, no personality, neither have his adversaries. So I just sit and watch faceless 1 sneak in high-octane-tension that comes from technical play and music rather then substance hunt down faceless 2 to 100. I didn't care one bit that he died in the end.
And in that light, I can't share the 5 stars row. Maybe I've just seen too many of it's kind. Maybe I'm just getting too old, who knows.
Still, you have a very solid filmic talent there if you keep honing it. Very impressive for a first longer production. And I personally would love to see how you handle an actual story with true human emotion and acting!
Looking forward to your next!