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Former drug enforcement agent, Phil Broker (Jason Statham: The Expendables) is a family man who moves off the grid with his daughter, to a seemingly quiet bayou backwater to escape his troubled past. However, Brokerās world soon becomes anything but quiet once he discovers that an underbelly of drugs and violence riddles the small town. Soon, a sociopathic methamphetamine kingpin, Gator Bodine (James Franco: Spiderman) puts Broker and his daughter in harmās way forcing Broker back into action in order to save his family and the town.

Starring:
Rachelle Lefevre, Jason Statham
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Homefront

Product Details

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 40 minutes
Starring Rachelle Lefevre, Jason Statham, Kate Bosworth, Winona Ryder, James Franco
Director Gary Fleder
Genres Crime
Studio Elevation Sales
Rental release 31 March 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 40 minutes
Starring Rachelle Lefevre, Jason Statham, Kate Bosworth, Winona Ryder, James Franco
Director Gary Fleder
Genres Crime
Studio Elevation Sales
Rental release 31 March 2014
Main languages English

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Mar. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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 intended 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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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. Drury on 31 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
I'm a massive Statham fan and am usually pretty satisfied with the action he puts out, homefront is yet again another cool action thriller, a simple and easy to get into story that's well paced out with lots of great action, some pretty bloody action too, lots of shoot outs and the usual cool martial arts fighting display Statham style! James Franco plays a cool villain too and the lovely Winona Ryder pops up for only for a small role though, this is all round great fun, great Blu-ray picture too and a couple of features with deleted scenes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jimmy on 7 July 2014
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Great tension in the first half and good acting from Statham for once! but it soon fads into a poor shoot out and weak ending, not enough hand to hand fighting and James Franco all to soon turns out to be a wet weekend as the so called local drug dealing hard man, worth a watch but be prepared for a weak last half to the film.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Jun. 2014
Format: DVD
A DEA agent (Statham) goes into hiding after being involved in the killing of a Hell's Angels gang leader's son. He winds up in a town populated by rednecks with short fuses, the sort of people who could pick a fight in an empty room. He falls out with a redneck couple, whose brother (James Franco) is enlisted to exact retribution on the agent. Statham is his usual laconic and stoic self, perhaps with more dialogue than he normally gets, and he exhibits more thought and brooding introspection than his characters are normally allowed. The child actor playing his daughter gives a spirited performance and stands out in each scene when she appears. Although I'm a fan of James Franco, I think that he is somewhat miscast in the role of a redneck wannabe big-time drug dealer, somebody like Joaquin Phoenix would have been much better suited to the role. That said, Franco does his best and doesn't sink the film, but he is too likeable to really convince as a hoodlum. In the early part of the film Franco's character is built up to be a hard as nails badass, making one think that the film will culminate in a big showdown between Statham and Franco. In fact, when the two come face to face at the end, the result is disappointingly anti-climactic. Even so, this is an enjoyable movie, not up there with Transporter or Crank, but perfectly competent.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By DynamiteParry on 7 Feb. 2014
Format: DVD
I'm a statham fan and have seen most if not all of him movies but to me this is one of his best. You can guess what type of movies it's gonna be because they are all very similar but this stands out from the rest. Even though the story isn't new it still feels slightly different from his others as the acting was better and the whole film had a more realistic and serious note to it without the cheesy parts that usually hog statham movies ( which I like)!! Overall a great movie with plenty of tension and action.
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