• Released
  • June 28, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 40 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
83

The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
Genre movies are rarely this finely calibrated and nuanced and it’s all too infrequently that Statham is able to perform in material this dynamic.
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75

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
As a statement about the fixed nature of cinematic tropes, Redemption provides a compelling supplement to Statham's current stardom.
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60

Time Out London

[Redemption] doesn’t always work but wins points for originality.
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60

Variety

By Peter Debruge
A debut effort that occasionally bogs down in its own symbolism.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The more correct title would have been “Retribution,” which could work for any number of Statham vehicles over the years. But Redemption is just different enough to make us remember “The Bank Job” or “Killer Elite” or that he’s about to give those fun-but-silly “Fast & Furious” movies a proper villain.
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50

Arizona Republic

By Barbara VanDenburgh
Redemption doesn’t have the chutzpah to let loose and be as dumb as it needs to be, so it instead bores the audience comatose with long stretches of sad-face Statham putzing around an apartment to justify the too-brief bursts of giddy bone-breaking.
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50

New York Magazine (Vulture)

In Redemption, too, Statham brings real conviction to the part of a broken man who winds up breaking himself even more. Look beyond the generic shell, and this wildly imperfect movie appears to have a rare soul lurking inside it.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Statham's broody charisma and veteran cinematographer Chris Menges' ("The Killing Fields") eclectic views of contemporary London help hold interest, even as we ponder what Knight is really trying to say.
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50

The A.V. Club

By Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
When Redemption works, it’s as a series of writerly miniatures fleshed out by Statham’s street-tough charisma and Chris Menges’ neon-soaked nighttime camerawork.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Part somber character study and part revenge thriller, Steven Knight‘s debut feature lacks the thematic depth necessary to take it seriously while not featuring enough of the high-octane action that its star’s fans have come to expect.
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43 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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