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Redemption Reviews

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 28, 2013
Look beyond the generic shell, and this wildly imperfect movie appears to have a rare soul lurking inside it.
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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
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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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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
June 28, 2013
A flawed but still solid debut. And another strong step forward for Jason Statham, the man who won't stay still.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
June 27, 2013
Statham uses his steely watchfulness and grim demeanor to draw us in. He and the film wind up engaging, even as the script stretches credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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
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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
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Catherine Bray
Time Out
June 25, 2013
'Hummingbird' doesn't always work but wins points for originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Fear
Time Out
June 25, 2013
There's a need for redemption here, to be certain, and it has nothing to do with the narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Debruge
Variety
June 24, 2013
Puts an intriguing, intermittently successful spin on the sort of loner Statham so often embodies.
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
June 24, 2013
"Redemption" repeatedly looks like it's headed toward one kind of movie -- a "Rambo"-like tale of post-traumatic rage embodied by a muscular anti-hero -- and yet constantly refuses to get there.
Full Review | Original Score: B