Written May 22, 2015
This is a crime drama/action movie that is based on a series of books about a character named Parker [they are written by Richard Stark and I think he did about 20] . There have been two other movies based on his books [Lee Marvin in 'Point Blank' & Mel Gibson in 'Payback'] . Jason plays Parker , a thief with his own code of ethics [he only steals from people that can afford it , he never kills anyone unless they deserve it , he always does what he says he is going to do and he expects other people to treat him the same way] . Nick plays the man that connects Jason to his job prospects and his latest is a state fair heist with Michael and his gang , along for help . Michael double-crosses Jason and leaves him for dead [he should have made sure he was dead] and Jason just wants to set things right . Jennifer plays a real estate agent that helps Jason in his plans . It has the usual good fight scenes that you can expect in a Jason Statham movie .
Written April 19, 2015
I went to see Jason do his thing and I was not at all disappointed. It's an escapist movie with a generally predictable plot, but that's what I was expecting. In fact, it exceed expectations in the sense that it had a couple of different story lines that I thought broke up the typical formulaic approach that movies such as this often have. I had read some reviews that said "Lopez was an unnecessary distraction." I disagree--I think she added to the variety. I think the bad guys were really bad and I think that parker was a "noble" bad guy. The action scenes were excellent--a bit fewer than some of his other movies in some respects. But satisfying. I'd give it 3.25/5 stars---but I think that's a strong rating for this genre. I liked it and I say go. You're not going to leave thinking it's the best thing you've seen, but I don't think you'll leave saying "wish I'd seen something else".
Written October 06, 2015
This was a great movie. My husband went with me to see it and we both enjoyed it alot. My son will want to go and I will probably go with him also. Statham is great and gorgeous at the same time. Even though Lopez has a small part she does a good job. Nick Nolte looks weird but does a decent job with the small part he plays. Only downside about the movie...NO more cowboy hats for Statham. He is not a cowboy so dont try to portray his character that way. Otherwise I highly recommend the movie.
Written August 04, 2015
Jason Statham was at his best in this movie! Lot's of action and some laughs. I rather see JLo as an actress than a singer, she was great!
Written February 08, 2016
Weakest story line and characters I've ever seen in a Jason Stathan action film. The concept of a cross over between a British hunk/martial arts fighter and American trailer trash con just did not work. All the characters lack any spark and fall flat--by the end it didn't matter, to me, if they lived or died. I wasn't really sure when the movie ended but I followed the rest of the auidience leaving the auditorium. This film would truly justify "stealing" a second movie at a multiplex. I have been more invovled, excited and turned on by a electronic store ad I got in the mail than this movie. I've never seen Jenifer L so dull. I don't know if they were trying to make her look unattracive but they did a great job of it. This is one of Jason's bad movies--and I say that with great regret and disapointment. I wanted to like this movie but it was just too boring---cast of dozens shot in dowtown Bush Parie (population 526)..