I've never really thought of Jason Statham as a great actor, but he certainly delivers in 'Redemption' (aka: Mockingbird). The film is a top notch thriller and a great social commentary too.
Joey (Jason Statham) is wracked with guilt from all the killing he did in Afghanistan, but what can trained killers do, when they return home from wars? Keep on killing? Or drink themselves insensible so that they are no longer a danger to anyone? Joey chooses the latter, but fate drags him back to sobriety and more killing. The relationship between Joey and Sister Christina is like the melding of two damaged souls, it is seriously so well handled it is hard to imagine even Bogart and Bergman playing it better.
A country mile from the more formulaic of his films, but his fans will still find plenty to enjoy. Some realistic fight scenes that don't disappoint. Watching even the toughest looking baddie vs Joey is like watching a mouse vs a mouse trap. Definitely one of the very best films Jason Statham has been involved in. Definitely not your average JS movie, but quite possibly his best.