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Homefront Reviews

December 10, 2013
I can barely remember who lives or dies. I barely cared.
December 2, 2013
The screenplay for this violent retro schlock was written by Sylvester Stallone, and the movie feels like something out of the early eighties.
December 2, 2013
'Homefront' just isn't the Southern-fried smackdown it should have been
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 27, 2013
The deeper we go into this story, the more ridiculous the coincidences and plot twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 27, 2013
Everyone cast against type. Everyone breathtakingly bad, reciting dialogue by Sylvester Stallone that begs for a "mute" button.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 27, 2013
By making Statham a regretful lawman, it neutralizes his main talent, effectively neutering him. It also telegraphs the kind of mostly watered-down movie we're about to see.
November 27, 2013
Stallone plopping Statham in this bore feels like an alpha setting up his successor to fail, like Zeus swallowing up his challengers before they force him into retirement.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 27, 2013
Homefront aims to be retro, greasy comfort food but despite its lowly ambitions, there's barely enough spice here to merit a decent burp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 27, 2013
There's something almost refreshing about a movie that delivers exactly what's expected of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 27, 2013
[It] isn't Statham's best - or most brutal - work, but it's not bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 27, 2013
Fleder, who is a pretty standard button-masher as an action director, actually shows infectious relish and nuance in depicting Statham's slow return to his violent ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 27, 2013
Homefront is ridiculously overdone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 27, 2013
Ryder rockets to such heights of emoting that she looks like she could black out from lack of oxygen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 27, 2013
There's little in the way of character, visual style, or suspense.
November 27, 2013
The basic ingredients of a throwback action movie are all there; what's missing is action and style.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 26, 2013
[Statham's] paired with a precocious adolescent daughter and an adorable kitten that only accentuate his charm.
November 26, 2013
"Homefront" is hard not to like and impossible to respect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 26, 2013
The worst sin is visited upon Statham: Sure, those fists fly, but his poetry has become a chopped-up hash.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 26, 2013
Pardon me, "Homefront," but I'm having a little trouble finding James Franco, as a bayou meth lord, to be much of a match for Jason Statham, as an ex-DEA agent hiding out anonymously with his daughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 26, 2013
For one brief moment in "Homefront," you will think: This is going to be awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 26, 2013
The entertainingly one-note Statham tossed together with chronically versatile James Franco-in a movie scripted by Sylvester Stallone, no less.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 26, 2013
Homefront is what Breaking Bad may have resembled had Sylvester Stallone written the TV show.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 26, 2013
An indefensibly enjoyable piece of exploitation hackwork.
November 26, 2013
Jason Statham and James Franco squaring off over meth with a script by Sylvester Stallone? Sounds like a guilty pleasure, right? Unfortunately, the result is a rather rote action thriller that only comes alive during the well-staged fight scenes.
| Original Score: 2/5
November 26, 2013
To alternate fistfights and gunplay with paternal tenderness is a tall order for any action movie, and to do so without slowing things down is nearly impossible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 26, 2013
Franco, as is often the case, seems to be acting in his own private movie and having a grand old time doing so; results for the audience may vary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 26, 2013
Franco, who brought so much dynamic weirdness to the role of Alien in Spring Breakers, looks as engaged here as he did while hosting the Oscars.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 26, 2013
We don't really need this old thing, which tries to be a modern Western but ends up being a swampy, derivative action film, indebted to B movies of the '70s but unable to pay the debt in an interesting way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 26, 2013
A disappointing mess of a genre flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 26, 2013
It works, in a generic way, but there are no surprises.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 26, 2013
A picture that could more tellingly be titled "More of the Same."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 25, 2013
Just when you thought you had seen the craziest James Franco performance of the year...
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
November 21, 2013
Statham plus Stallone plus Franco equals a surprisingly joyless backwoods action programmer.
November 21, 2013
Jason Statham squares off against poor white trash in an old Sylvester Stallone script that should have stayed on the shelf.