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Redemption Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
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
David Sztypuljak
HeyUGuys
June 24, 2013
Hummingbird is relatively good fun and Statham plays Statham in a way that only Statham possibly can - and given there's a worldwide market for that these days, his fans will no doubt be pleased to hear such news.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
June 27, 2013
"Redemption" doesn't have the chutzpah to let loose and be as dumb as it needs to be, so it instead bores the audience comatose with long stretches of sad-face Statham putzing around an apartment to justify the too-brief bursts of giddy bone-breaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
Top Critic
June 27, 2013
A meandering collection of narrative threads tied together by little more than a vague notion of atonement.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
June 24, 2013
You tell me what happened to her, or I'm going to kill you with this spoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Tim Grierson
Paste Magazine
June 27, 2013
Jason Statham clearly doesn't just want to be a guy who cracks skulls, but his restrained, grizzled performance isn't enough on its own to justify this moody misfire.
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
June 28, 2013
Redemption nearly works. It's one of those truly frustrating films in that there are numerous scenes & moments that work but Knight can't quite fashion them into a whole that's not a disappointment. But he comes damn close.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5.0
James Mottram
The List
June 10, 2013
Emerges as a confusing mix of action and arthouse. Sadly, it fails at both.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Matt Pais
RedEye
June 27, 2013
Evidently, redemption merely means cleaning up loose ends and never paying the consequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
June 27, 2013
Its narrative continuity is so sketchy and the screenplay so haphazard that the movie doesn't add up to more than trash, seasoned with pretentious religiosity.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 28, 2013
Knight seems to want to say something, but it comes out pretty garbled.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
June 28, 2013
Nothing in "Redemption" quite adds up, including the paranoid hero's insistence that he's being watched by drones.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
May 12, 2013
An awkward mix of realist social drama and Statham actioner, this doesn't quite convince as either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
June 27, 2013
[Knight] fills his story with too many contrivances - not to mention narrative strands ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
July 22, 2013
Jason Statham breaks away only somewhat from his action-hero comfort zone.
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