A modern update of a 1970's Charles Bronson classic, that stars Jason Statham as a lone (anti)hero attracting attention from a young would be apprentice.
Not Jason Statham's best action outing, although not quite as bad as a couple of his early career efforts, this film fails to deliver the style or frantic pace of his popular efforts such as the Transporter and crank series, and thus falls into the catogary of being a functional if slightly cold action thriller.
Statham plays his role as the mechanic (read hitman) in his typical macho manner, with gruff voice and quiet determination well, albeit this is his acting niche, so anything else would be dissapointing.
The plot is quite simple, and any twists are not that hard to spot coming.
Steve Mckenna (Ben Foster) becomes an apprentice hitman to vetran Arthur Bishop (Statham) to exact some revenge on various shady types, when his father, and Bishops mentor is killed.
Ben Foster plays well enough next to Statham, and attempts to inject some realism into there relationship.
Director Simon West (Con Air) films in a bland Golden style that detracts from the plot, and the pace in some scenes is uneven and feels like padding.
That said there are enough gun shoot outs, explosions and car stunts to fill the short 90 odd minute run time, a very brief but good role from vetran actor Donald Sutherland, and the previously mentioned twists.