Homefront 2013

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Homefront stars Jason Statham as former drug enforcement agent, Phil Broker, a family man who moves off the grid with his daughter, to a seemingly quiet bayou backwater to escape his troubled past.

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1 hour 36 minutes

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Homefront

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Genres Action & Adventure
Director Gary Fleder
Studio Lionsgate
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Albatross on 15 April 2014
Format: DVD
The one thing I knew about ‘Homefront’ before I watched it was the, originally, Sylvester Stallone was attached to the project and had notions of turning it into part of his ‘Rambo’ franchise. However, as he was getting on in age, he passed on it, handing it over to his Expendables co-star, Jason Statham. So, meet a hybrid of Rambo and Jason – ‘Jambo!’

Here, the ‘Stath’ drops his attempts at putting on an American accent and plays an (oddly British) DEA agent who moves to a small town with his daughter to escape some particularly nasty drug lords. However, Jambo, never being one to shy away from trouble, soon finds himself at odds with the local rednecks (and yet more drug-type nasties). These come in the form of James Franco and Winona Ryder, both of who don’t seem to put as much menace in their performances as their acting abilities dictate they could have done.

Don’t expect too much ‘Transporter-esque’ punching and kicking in the fight scenes. It’s more on a par of what you’d see in your average Arnie/Sly action movie of the eighties. Plus there’s quite a few clichés the movie adheres to, i.e. Stath’s black best friend (and we all know what happens to black best friends in Hollywood), plus the fact that Stath is a single parent who obviously meets the one beautiful, single woman in the town who’s totally into single fathers.

If you’re a fan of the Stath in general, this will be a reasonable addition to your collection of his work. Plus seeing as some of his recent efforts (baring Expendables movies) have been a little ‘samey.’ Plus Homefront is also a solid little action thriller which should keep fans of the genre happy. Just don’t expect anything too groundbreaking, only some harmless head-slitting from our balding, British baddass.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jimmy on 7 July 2014
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Starts well with a great build up of Tension as Statham's character lays low in a small town with his daughter after being undercover in a biker gang,after one of the gang dies the gang decides to hunt him down,it soon starts to drag after the mid way point and James Franco who turns up all hard man local drug dealer is just a wet weekend,by the time the gang finally turn up it's all bang bang boring shoot outs and a poor ending,not enough hand to hand fighting either,shame because the best acting i have seen from Statham.The likes of First Blood did this small town kick off so much better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Mar 2014
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Homefront (DVD).

DVD Info.
Region 2
Ratio 16:9/2:40.1
Certificate: 15
Running time 100 minutes approx.

Trivia.
1)This is written & produced by action legend Sylvester Stallone.
2)James Franco appeared as Harry Osborn in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy.
3)Kate Bosworth played Lois Lane in Superman Returns.
4)This was at one stage a script treatment for a possible Fifth Rambo movie.
5)This was intende6d as a starring vehicle for Stallone but he felt the character needed to be played by a younger actor & rewrote the screenplay to accommodate his friend Jason Statham.

Synopsis.
Former DEA agent Phil Broker quits his job after a incident with a biker gang goes wrong that ends in the tragic death of the gang leaders son during the conflict, Broker who's recently widowed leaves to find solace in a small town with his 9 year old daughter Maddy.

When his daughter fights off a local bully this event set's in motion a chain of event's which lead up to a confrontation with the towns local Meth druglord Gator Bodine.

To make matters more complex Phil's past with the biker gang enters the arena as Phil discovers the corrupt violent dodgy drug dealings that Bodine is forcing upon the town & now Phil must protect his daughter Maddy & the townsfolk using any means necessary againt Bodine & his old enemies criminal empire.

Timelord Thoughts.
This is your typical old school 80's action movie & thankfully the majority of the movie's pretty solid action fare that delivers some great kick ass fight scenes for Jason Statham to get his action chops into.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Dec 2013
Format: DVD
Phil Broker (Jason Statham) is a former NARC who must now lay low due to getting the son of a crime boss killed. He is living in Louisiana which allows them to use a better soundtrack and crazy characters. His wife has passed on, he has a daughter Maddy (Izabela Vidovic) and a wanna be formulaic relationship with school counselor Susan Hatch(Rachelle Lefevre). He draws attention to himself while trying to live with a low profile, attention that endangers the life of both him and his daughter.

As art imitates life, James Franco plays the crazy bad guy and Winona Ryder his trashy girlfriend.

This is one of the better Statham films I have seen. It includes the usual tough guy talk, fighting, killings, chase scenes, and explosions. It also includes a colorful support cast with Kate Bosworth and Marcus Hester as realistic people. Bosworth was a pistol.

Worth seeing for fans of action films.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, garage sex, no nudity. Deals with meth manufacture and use.
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