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What's up with the low rating!? It's quite good! (pssst Corey Yuen is the action choreographer)
Hm, some times it is hard to understand why movies get such bad reviews and low ratings. OK, it is not that action filled, and the plot may not be the most original (what plot is anyway?), but I really enjoyed this movie.
Jason Statham makes one of his best performances here, I have to say. He doesn't reinvent the wheel or anything, but I really liked him. Another reviewer compared this movie to "The Equalizer", and it does share some similarities. I liked this one better, tho.
This is a Statham flick, so we are expecting some action, right? Well, the action scenes are few, and rather far apart, but when they come, they hit you like a ton of Statham-fists right in your face! Damn! And no wonder, the incredible Corey Yuen is the friggin' action choreographer! Corey Yuen, co-director of The Transporter, director of several Jet Li-movies, also fighting choreographer on (among about a billion other movies) my favorite fighting movie ever: Kiss of the Dragon. Great to see him back working with Statham, the fight-scenes are really just very, very cool.. Brutal, hard hitting. Just awesome. I had to re-watch the longest one like, three times immediately after the credits rolled.
Go into this expecting an easily digestible thriller/drama with a couple, two, three great action/fight sequences and you are golden!
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