Homefront

2013

Homefront (2013)

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Critic Consensus: While it boasts a capable cast, the disappointingly dull Homefront hearkens back to classic action thrillers without adding anything to the genre.

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HOMEFRONT is an action movie about a widowed ex-DEA agent who retires to a small town for the sake of his 10-year-old daughter. The only problem is he picked the wrong town. (c) Open Road

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Cast

Jason Statham
as Phil Broker
Winona Ryder
as Sheryl Marie Mott
Kate Bosworth
as Cassie Bodine Klum
Frank Grillo
as Cyrus Hanks
Izabela Vidovic
as Maddy Broker
Clancy Brown
as Sheriff Keith Rodrigue
Rachelle Lefevre
as Susan Hetch
Marcus Hester
as Jimmy Klum
Chuck Zito
as "Danny T" Turrie
Linds Edwards
as Jojo Turrie
Craig Austin
as Teddy Klum
Amin Joseph
as Lead DEA Agent
Lance E. Nichols
as Senior DEA Agent
Michael Traynor
as Junior DEA Agent
Joe Chrest
as DEA Agent #1
Billy Slaughter
as DEA Agent #2
Raeden Greer
as Young Girl
Amber Dawn Landrum
as Young Girl #2
Eddie Matthews
as Gator's Goon
Greg Sproles
as Hitman #1
Luke Hawx
as Hitman #2
William Weber
as Hitman #3
Ronn Surels
as Hitman #5
Marjorie A. Parker
as Bridge Operator
Nicole Andrews
as Mrs. Etherby
Kenny Cook
as Mechanic #2
Joshua Brady
as Tweaker #1
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Critic Reviews for Homefront

All Critics (112) | Top Critics (35)

I can barely remember who lives or dies. I barely cared.

Dec 10, 2013 | Full Review…

Fleder - a dab hand with knotty, workable pulp - proves admirably patient in revealing character and place, and it helps that those laying siege to our hero's self-timbered abode never quite react in the way expected of goons in a Jason Statham movie.

Dec 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Guardian
Top Critic

The screenplay for this violent retro schlock was written by Sylvester Stallone, and the movie feels like something out of the early eighties.

Dec 2, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

'Homefront' just isn't the Southern-fried smackdown it should have been

Dec 2, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The deeper we go into this story, the more ridiculous the coincidences and plot twists.

Nov 27, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Everyone cast against type. Everyone breathtakingly bad, reciting dialogue by Sylvester Stallone that begs for a "mute" button.

Nov 27, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Homefront

½

The general public, that strange amalgam of tribes and cliques (ooka chaka, ooka chaka!), will "get" this more so than those of the film intelligentsia among us. Bread and circuses prepared for and designed by Sly Stallone, no less (who might have an idea what the film going public wants after all this time), and gives it to them. And there are some surprises: Franco and Ryder are great as the bad guys (uhh, spoiler alert! sorry), squeaky clean Bosworth does better street ho than you could've imagined, and finally Statham, who's always a lone cowboy, pulls off caring dad with better chops than you would've thought possible. All in all a pretty decent entertainment offering once one accepts that one is here to see some bad guys get seriously pounded into the ground.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

An average movie with action and violence to keep you entertained!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

Homefront is mostly just your typical Jason Statham action film, but it is livened up a bit by a scenery chewing performance from James Franco a story with enough intrigue to keep you invested until the end. The action is fairly standard for the genre at this point, but still well done. Sylvester Stallone did the screenplay, which is contrived and ridiculous in spots and could have been improved. He wrote it specifically with Statham in mind though, and it shows. It caters to his good qualities enough to make this an enjoyable B movie experience, even if it isn't exactly high quality cinema. Definitely worthwhile for action buffs or Statham fans, but little appeal beyond that really.

Josh Lewis
Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

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