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Run All Night

Year : 2015 Director : Jaume Collet-Serra Running Time : 114 Genre : ,
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What’s it about?
A former mob hitman gets caught in a web of conflicting loyalties and goes on the run trying to protect his estranged son from his good friend and boss.

What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt says: Run All Night is edgy, gritty, character driven and fun – everything you want in an action thriller. But despite a solid Liam Neeson performance he’s actually the biggest problem with it. His very presence robs the film of any unpredictability turning it into a by-the-numbers Neeson film (albeit an interesting one). The exploration of loyalty and the complexity of friendship and family is probably worth the price of admission but with someone else in Neeson’s role you’d truly be on the edge of your seat. Great performances and intriguing plot are let down by an eventual lack of tension.

2 Responses so far.

  1. LucyA says:

    How does it compare to the Taken movies?

    • It compares nicely to 2 and 3. Especially in the fact you know what will eventually happen which is actually the weakness of Run All Night. Not knowing who would win would have made this excellent. As it is, it was very good rather than what it could have been based solely on casting.

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