Written June 01, 2014
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 July 24, 2014
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!
Written August 02, 2014
The beginning and middle of the film were great, but the ending stunk. Statham as usual was great. His fighting skills are amazing. J-Lo was annoying. I could not stand her character. I would say wait for cable. Not worth the price of admission.
Written January 29, 2013
Taylor Hackford has succeeded in directing a movie where the lead acts on principle, undeterred by financial or sexual temptations. Parker is as tough as nails and relentless in his pursuit of justice. At one point the Patti Lupone character declares, "Now that's a real man." So true. Good performances turned in by Stratham, Lopez and Lupone. This is a movie well worth seeing.
Written February 01, 2013
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.