When a former hitman gets a message that his former mentor is being held hostage, he must take out the best of the best, in order to secure his release.
In a nut shell, Jason Statham in a Jason Statham movie, also featuring Robert de Niro and Clive Owen. All top three actors on top form, especially the Stath, proving why he is my favourite action actor in the bizz atm. DeNiro also looking great with a beard and popping up every now and then. Clive Owen shows us that he has more to offer than a tash worthy of Movember. The supporting cast backed the main three up nicely, special mention to Dominic Purcell for his "Phony Welshman", but unfortunately his sidekick in the film, Aden Young, seemed to go to the "Tommy Wiseau in The Room" school of acting, weakest link in my opinion, but the coolest character, with his pipe and all.
Some cool action sequences, Statham being Statham, including beating two guys up whilst tied to a chair. Funny in places, but action film funny as aposed to comedic funny (“Funny? Funny how? Like a clown??")
Is it brilliant? No, but you get what it says on the tin. An action film that's based on a true story. Entertaining, but not oscar worthy.
Recommend: Sure if there's not much on, or your a Stath fan