Written August 26, 2016
I loved this movie from the get-go. Statham brings back his code of honor for criminals; much like the ones in his Transporter films. I think he is creating a nice guy crook for future endeavors. The storyline is an old one; but this is so well done you don't really care or notice. Yes it has some violent scenes and super fast nudity ones. I can see the Parker character becoming the platform for more movies, like Bruce Wills and the Die Hard series. The plot moved along great, due to the directors speed control of the story. I thought it flowed very well and never was I bored or wishing it would slow or speed up. I can say go and spend a nice two hours at the movie theater with the confidence that you will enjoy this one as much as I did.
Written August 30, 2016
If you want to see Stratham in a first rate movie, See "SAFE", which has twice the action, more of a story and a much bigger budget. This movie gave me the feeling of a low budget action movie, even though Stratham is one of my favorite action stars.
I agree with the other reviews that said that Lopez was thrown in to try to help the box office draw, but even though I love her, she did little to help the movie.
It is rated R due to some unnecessary nudity but in general it was a violent PG. I doubt that I would see this movie again even on Redbox.
Written June 30, 2016
This movie was not that good. It started out strong, I was really in to it for the first 30 to 40 minutes, but then it just went downhill. You would think with this being a Jason Statham movie it would have really good fight scenes, but it didn't. Don't get me wrong it had fight scenes, but they were border line stupid. Also, I'm not a hater but Jennifer Lopez was awful in this movie. I give it a 6 out of 10.
Written December 10, 2016
I had trouble believing many parts of the movie. The viewers have to fill in the blanks with some of the open ended clues. Typical role for Jason. Tough as nails self righteous bad*** that just won't die. JLo's role was the most far fetched. Recently divorced and desperately seeking companionship..desperately. All in all, it wasn't horrible.
Written January 24, 2017
Just a note, I'm a huge fan of Jason Statham. If you think that obscured a review of this movie, then don't continue reading. For those of you who are still reading, I loved it - there were lots of action scenes and an actual plot. Would not let kids watch this though because of the violence in it. Great movie and I will most likely watch it again!