Thursday, March 12, 2015

Run All Night

Rated R / 1 hr 54 min / Action - Crime - Drama

What is it about?

Liam Neeson plays Jimmy Conlon, a man who is trying to forget his past by finding the bottom of a bottle. He asks to borrow some money from his former boss's son Danny. While there he overhears that Danny has a business proposition for his father Shawn who runs the local organized crime syndicate. Shawn, played by Ed Harris, rejects the deal because he has seen the results first hand from a similar deal in the past. His son owes the drug dealers money, and decides to double cross them. Jimmy's son witnesses Danny killing one of them, so Danny comes after him. Jimmy kills Danny to protect his son. Now the mob is after them both.

You will like it if...

You like the barrage of Liam Neeson movies that have come out since Taken. He plays the same character that he has played in all of these movies. Ed Harris is a good villain to pit against Neeson. They both do excellent jobs, but the rest of the cast is lackluster. Especially Joel Kinnaman who does his best impression of grumpy for most of the film. The script isn't as simple as the preview led me to believe and does provide a mild bit of entertainment. The fight scenes are edited with the horrible jump cut style that is used so liberally in Liam Neeson movies. In the end this is a mildly entertaining Liam Neeson flick that follows the same formula of his other recent movies.

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