Liam Neeson fits in perfectly with this type of movie premise. It’s what you expect, and he delivers.
However if one actor deserves the credit for best stand-out performance here, and owns every scene he is in, it’s Tom Bateman, as Trevor “Viking” Calcotte. Now there’s a villian you’ll love to hate.
The whole cast is great in this too, from William Forsythe, Tom Jackson, Emmy Rossum, Julia Jones, Domenick Lombardozzi, to Benjamin Hollingsworth.
Director Hans Petter Moland has given us a violent revenge story that turned out to be more a dark comedy than an action thriller, and that’s a good thing.
The story moves along in such a way that I couldn’t help but anticipate what’s going to happen next.
I gotta love the non-sequiturs and offhanded dialogue, in between all the crime and death scenes.
There are quite a lot of awesome dark humor throughout that just livens up a movie filled with so much grim deaths, all the way until the very last shot of the movie.
This movie might be compared to films made by the Coen Brothers or Quentin Tarantino, and that’s because it deserves such a flattering compliment.
Those looking for the typical action revenge thriller, might be disappointed.
Those looking for even more violent scenes that what was shown, might be disappointed.
A movie filled with multiple converging storylines and a huge ensemble of characters, is bound to struggle juggling everything perfectly, and this one is no exception.
Expect some plot convenience and nonsensical moments.
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