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George Tillman Jr (2010)

93min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Fresh out of prison, convicted bank robber Dwayne Johnson is a man on a mission in this revenge-themed thriller. His motivation is revealed in the course of the story, but, essentially, if you're on his list of names, you're dead - unless, of course, burnt-out cop Billy Bob Thornton or perfectionist assassin Oliver Jackson-Cohen (yes, he of TV's Lark Rise to Candleford) can stop him in his tracks. Despite appearing in a string of family-orientated films, the imposing Johnson shows he's still capable of playing it mean and determined. Unfortunately, director George Tillman Jr obviously thinks he has something important to say about forgiveness and redemption, and the impetus is lost when the movie starts taking itself too seriously. Meanwhile, Jackson-Cohen fails to convince in his florid supporting role, Thornton is pretty much coasting as the hangdog detective and the film bets too much on a final-reel twist that most viewers will spot coming a mile off. The artist formerly known as "The Rock" deserves so much better.

Summary

A criminal is released from prison with revenge in mind. His brother was murdered while he was behind bars. He hunts down the men responsible, pursued by a cop on the verge of retirement and a ruthless hitman. Action adventure, starring Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Carla Gugino.

Cast & Crew

Driver Dwayne Johnson
Cop Billy Bob Thornton
Killer Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Cicero Carla Gugino
Marina Moon Bloodgood
Lily Maggie Grace
Evangelist Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Warden Tom Berenger
Director George Tillman Jr
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Sony PicturesGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and drug abuse.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 25 Mar 2011
Drama