In Theaters: March 13
Starring: Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ed Harris and Common
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Photo credit: Myles Aronowitz
Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Neeson) has seen better days. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Harris), Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective (D’Onofrio). When Jimmy’s estranged son, Mike (Kinnaman), becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago. With Mike on the run, Jimmy’s only penance for his past mistakes may be to keep his son from the same fate Jimmy is certain he’ll face himself…at the wrong end of a gun. Jimmy just has one night to figure out exactly where his loyalties lie and to see if he can finally make things right.
Been there, seen that. Neeson needs to find a new acting genre. If you loved the Taken franchise of films then you’ll most certainly like this film. If you were done with the Taken franchise after the first film, much like us, then save your money, and most importantly the three hours of your time (film length plus time to drive to and from the theatre plus sitting through previews).