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A watchable film but not as good as the sum of his pieces
on 27 April 2014
Let's start with the good things: I liked how Jennyfer Lopez (who I usually consider an awful actress) was not afraid of showing herself getting a little mature and overweight, and even playing with that, and Jason Statham trying to make the movie a little rougher and more ruvid than a glossy and cheap revenge movie.
Despite that, Statham is not giving any different performance from his usual roles: they cast him exactly to do that. Do you want to fully appreciate him? Watch "Redemption" a far better film with his best performance so far.
As for a good director like Taylor Hackford (Ray, Officer and Gentleman, etc...) I did expected more. He and the screenwriter certainly try to balance glamour, entertain and violence with some realism. But the final result is quite weak