Hummingbird

  • 15
  • Steven Knight (2013)
  • UK / US
  • 96 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

A traumatised ex-soldier fleeing a court martial goes to ground in London in this Jason Statham vehicle from Eastern Promises writer Steven Knight. The underworld - and a spot of vengeance - soon beckon and, needless to say, Statham biffs a few villains en route. But he also proves he can convince as a troubled, volatile individual rather than just delivering the tight-lipped, fleet-footed action turn expected by his fans. Curiously, his performance is about the most believable thing in the film, since Knight - here also making his directorial bow - stretches credibility beyond breaking point with a romantic subplot involving Agata Buzek's charitable East European nun. Evidently, Knight's intention is to weave a modern Dickensian fable of unexpected encounters in the capital's great melting pot, but the story takes too many liberties to satisfy. Kudos to Statham for having a go, but this is fitfully successful at best.

Plot Summary

Thriller starring Jason Statham.

Cast and crew

Cast

Joey
Jason Statham
Sister Cristina
Agata Buzek
Dawn
Vicky McClure
Mr Choy
Benedict Wong
Mother Superior
Ger Ryan
Billy
David Bradley (3)
Isabel
Victoria Bewick
Tracey
Siobhan Hewlett
Max Forrester
Christian Brassington

Crew

Director
Steven Knight

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Lionsgate UK
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, sexual references.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 28 Jun 2013
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd
Categories
Drama