Run All Night Review – Liam Neeson returns as father figure trying to set the wrong thing right again.
|Like father...like son???|
Jimmy (Liam Neeson) is a hitman and ‘blood brother’ to Maguire (Ed Harris). Together they have committed a lot crime. Jimmy’s past history had left his only son, Michael (Joel Kinnaman) refusing to have anything to do with his father. Until one fateful night when Michael who works as limo driver witness murder perpetrated by Maguire’s son, Danny. Danny decides to ‘get rid’ of Michael but he manages to escape. In a turn of events, Jimmy ends up putting a bullet on Danny. Michael tries to do the right thing and inform the cops of the crime. Unfortunately they are ‘under’ Maguire’s ‘payroll’ as well. The only person who can keep Michael alive is his father, Jimmy. Both father and son had to go on the run to stay alive. With the cops and baddies chasing them every corner, will they make it out alive?
Liam…you really need to slow down on the action flicks and do a slow paced film. I mean, I like you running, jumping, crashing, punching, kicking, whacking, shooting people but please calm yourself a bit old man. The story shifts nicely between action and drama scenes. When its pew pew, chase, kill and die part, you have to hold your breath while when the dialogue drama portion arrives, you gotta listen carefully to how they speak. Overall not a bad effort to show what extent a father would go to guard his son.
Liam can still kick your arse if you miss with his family. Now where can I find a man like this please?