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Redemption Reviews

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Dan Mecca
The Film Stage
August 8, 2016
The result is a somewhat messy, solid piece of storytelling that may very well mark a turning point for Jason Statham.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
October 18, 2013
What could have been a film that advances Statham's career proves to be simply more of the same
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Beck
September 23, 2013
One of these days Statham is going to realize that he needs to change things up a bit or get someone to start choosing better material for him. Until then, it seems he's doomed to be stuck in the rut he's dug for himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
August 5, 2013
When it comes to playing impossibly lethal flint-eyed loners, no one can match Statham. Besides, who else could pull off, when confronted with a blade-wielding assailant, a surreal one-liner like this:'You've got a knife. I've got a spoon.'
Todd Jorgenson
July 22, 2013
Jason Statham breaks away only somewhat from his action-hero comfort zone.
Nathan Rabin
The Dissolve
July 11, 2013
The main achievement of this joyless mood piece is gutting a Jason Statham potboiler of anything resembling fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 5, 2013
Doesn't quite come together, mashing a variety of plots and issue-based themes into a story that, while pointed, ultimately feels rather pointless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 1, 2013
Testing even my love of Jason Statham, Hummingbird is a fairly terrible showcase for the chrome-domed action star's brand of mayhem.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
June 30, 2013
[A] flawed but ambitious (and rather peculiar) London-set thriller ...
Simon Brookfield
We Got This Covered
June 30, 2013
Redemption fights against the conventions of the average revenge thriller and thanks to Statham and writer-director Knight, it wins more often than not.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian Orndorf
June 30, 2013
Has a little more on its mind than a simple serving of beatings. Visually striking and marked by unexpected characterizations, the movie isn't perfect, but it's unusual, acting as a career multivitamin for Statham.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 30, 2013
Compelling, if never entirely convincing.
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
June 28, 2013's when he's quiet that Statham is the most powerfully devastating, like an undetonated bomb in a church square. The promise of violence is its own kind of allure.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Perry Seibert
TV Guide
June 28, 2013
Jason Statham is arguably the leading action star of his generation, but with Redemption, the feature directorial debut from talented screenwriter Steven Knight, he attempts to expand his range for the first time since The Bank Job.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
June 28, 2013
Some of it is hilariously awful, and some is just plain awful. But Statham's attempt to be taken seriously as an actor is honest, at least.
Rich Cline
June 28, 2013
Jason Statham takes a darker role than usual in a gritty London drama that never quite seems sure of itself, as writer-turned-director Knight mashes several huge social issues with a hint of action and a rather awkward romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times
June 28, 2013
Kudos to Statham for having a go, but this is fitfully successful at best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
June 28, 2013
It's really just an over-blown fashion shoot. Let's hope Jason got to keep the clothes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
June 28, 2013
This is the film that introduces us to the Stath's sensitive side. If that hasn't put you off, it should.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
June 28, 2013
Taut and efficient at just 100 minutes, Hummingbird gains added atmosphere from having been shot mostly at night in London while Statham can even make a spoon resemble a lethal weapon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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