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Run All Night

Run All Night

 

Rated R · 114 minutes · 2015

Action/Adventure, Crime drama, Drama, Suspense/Thriller
Explaining the convoluted backstory in this Liam Neeson actioner would take more space than I have here, so I'll just cut to the chase—his character, a broken-down hit man, goes on the run with his estranged, upright son (Joel Kinnaman) to save the young man from a ruthless mob boss (Ed Harris). Unfortunately, the convoluted backstory is the only thing that makes this worth seeing: the mobster and the hit man are old friends, and the hit man was forced to kill the mobster's son to save his own boy's life. Why doesn't the mobster just kill the hit man instead of chasing after the son, who he knows is innocent? Well, I told you it was convoluted. Jaume Collet-Serra directed a cast that includes Vincent D'Onofrio and Bruce McGill, the latter of whom is squandered as a thug with almost no dialogue.


See our full review: The myth of Liam Neeson turns tragic in <i>Run All Night</i>

The myth of Liam Neeson turns tragic in Run All Night

The third collaboration between Liam Neeson and Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra builds on the melancholy strain in the star's recent action vehicles. »

Official Site: runallnightmovie.com
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Producer: Roy Lee, Brooklyn Weaver, Michael Tadross, Steven Mnuchin, Jaume Collet-Serra and John Middleton
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Common, Boyd Holbrook, Genesis Rodriguez, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bruce McGill, Lois Smith, Patricia Kalember, Beau Knapp, Daniel Sherman, Holt McCallany, James Martinez and Rasha Bukvic

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