This is a terrific and powerful movie. A hard-edged and explosive action-packed thriller. A total knockout of an action film. One of the years best action movies hands down. A strong and tough film that when is not shooting or blowing things up it packs a hard-hitting amount of riveting drama that feels very real and effective. Director, Gary Fleder gives a great energy to the material, crafting a fine heart-pounding film. Writer/Producer, Sylvester Stallone writes a deep, down and thrilling story that balances drama and action well. Stallone wrote the role specifically for Statham, giving him new reach and depth that he knew the action star could accomplish. Jason Statham is at his absolute best, he gives a powerful and surprisingly compassionate performance. Statham proves to be getting better as an actor, just improving with every performance. James Franco is excellent, finally dropping from his recent line of comedies and back to more serious territory and proving to be more than an exceptional match for Statham. I loved this movie, it is truly awesome and delivers big time. It's utterly thrilling, heart-pounding and sometimes deeply moving.
A unique, gripping, thrilling and powerful film. A gritty and strong southern drama with a first-rate cast who all are wonderful and a story that develops nicely. It pounds your heart with power, it delves deeps into the themes of revenge and redemption. A moving and remarkable character study that works very well. Director, Scott Cooper crafts a brilliant, unpredictable and hard revenge tale of brotherhood and loss. A terrific and tremendous movie that's sharp, brisk and unpredictable. Christian Bale is outstanding, he gives an emotionally effective and brilliant performance. Bale just keeps getting better and better. Casey Affleck is excellent. Affleck and Bale have great chemistry together. Woody Harrelson is explosive. Zoe Saldana is fantastic. Forest Whitaker is terrific.