Jason Statham is usually in all out action movies that are very brilliant indeed. Statham is in a lot of good films eg. "The Mechanic", "Killer Elite", "Blitz", "The Expendables" etc. But this is different from any other film he has done. It's a powerhouse thriller that is going to be on your mind for ages after you watch. It really is a powerful film with an absolutely brilliant performance by Statham.
Statham plays the role of Joey Jones an ex-special forces officer on the run. He is homeless and lost in a deadly haze of drugs and drink. He attempts to piece his life back together with the help of Sister Christina, a nun helping the poor. Joey gets employed as a collector by the local mob boss. He soon learns the identity of a friends murderer and bent on revenge he finds himself sinking deeper into a dark world of violence and brutality.
The film has positive reviews about it which list this film as the performance of Statham's career. You can see why. It's definitely one of the best films he has ever done. It is a thriller so if you are expecting all out action then this film is not for you. However if your a proper film fan or your into more of a complex variety of films then this is definitely worth a watch. The film has everything, a great story, great acting, great characters & dialogue. It's an AMAZING journey.
In my opinion I think it is an absolute masterpiece that I have already watched multiple times after buying it from Amazon the day of it's release and am going to watch many more times. This is truly one those great films that raises the bar as a landmark in film making. There really are no words that sum up the brilliant performance by Statham. Absolutely outstanding film. Loved every bit of it.