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Gary Fleder (2013)

95min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This by-the-book thriller stars Jason Statham as Phil Broker, a federal agent who quits his job after his wife's death and moves to the Deep South to start a new life with his ten-year-old daughter. The natives are less than friendly, though, and when local crime lord Gator (James Franco) tries to use Broker's past with the DEA to aid his meth operation, the stage is set for a fight-to-the-end battle between good and evil. Sylvester Stallone's screenplay ticks all the requisite boxes for a white-knuckle clash between cultures and consciences, but Gary Fleder's pedestrian direction robs the story of any real momentum, while Kate Bosworth and Winona Ryder's supporting characters are wildly inconsistent. However, Statham displays a tender side rarely seen in his previous action work, and Franco adds another memorably sleazy maverick to his CV.

Summary

A drug enforcement agent quits his job and relocates to a small town hoping to protect his daughter from the violent world he has to deal with. However, he is forced back into his old life when he finds his new home has a criminal underbelly dominated by a narcotics kingpin. Crime thriller, starring Jason Statham, James Franco and Winona Ryder.

Cast & Crew

Phil Broker Jason Statham
Gator Bodine James Franco
Sheryl Mott Winona Ryder
Cassie Bodine Kate Bosworth
Cyrus Frank Grillo
Maddy Broker Izabela Vidovic
Susan Hatch Rachelle Lefevre
Sheriff Keith Rodrigue Clancy Brown
Teedo Omar Benson Miller
Lydia Christa Campbell
Director Gary Fleder
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: LionsgateGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 6 Dec 2013
Drama