Pin It Share on Tumblr






`

Redemption Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On June - 20 - 2013 0 Comment

Title: Redemption

Director: Steven Knight

Starring: Jason Statham, Agata Buzek, Vicky McClure, Benedict Wong, Ger Ryan, Dani Bradley.

Joey is a British Special Forces soldier who has returned to London after a traumatic tour of duty in Afghanistan. As he attempts to redeem his past, he assumes another man’s identity and meets Sister Cristina, a young nun who works in an inner city parish. During his journey back to a “normal life” he will be torn between his call for the criminal underworld and the pursuit of rehabilitating himself.

It’s refreshing to see the global action actor, Jason Statham, taking a role in something that’s not just a variation of the same fast-driving, taciturn, semi-romantic bruiser, we’re accustomed to seeing on screen. Just as daring is to make his romantic object of interest the pointy Polish beauty Agata Buzek, playing a woman who tackles between the piety imposed by her duty as nun, and the more feminine Florence Nightingale Syndrome.

‘Redemption’ marks the directorial debut of the Oscar nominated screenwriter Steven Knight, who proves to have great technical skills behind the camera, but this time seems to have grown lazy with his writing. The plot is a mixture of hackneyed commonplace action. Nevertheless the remarkable cinematography by the two time Academy Award-winning director of photography Chris Menges boosts the aesthetics of the movie.

Technical: B+

Acting: B

Story: C

Overall: B-

Written by: Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

Redemption Jason Statham

Processing your request, Please wait....
Categories: MOVIES, REVIEWS

Do you like this story?

Create an email alert for shockya.com Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Shockya on Facebook

.

Latest Movie Reviews

Office Christmas Party Movie Review

Office Christmas Party Movie R

Movie: Office Christmas Party Directors: Josh Gordon and Will Speck Starring: Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, ...

fireatsea

Fire At Sea Movie Review

FIRE AT SEA (Fuocoammare) Kino Lorber Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director:  Gianfranco Rossi Written by: Gianfranco Rossi Cast: ...

c

The C Word Movie Review

THE C WORD Abramorama Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director:  Meghan L. O’Hara Written by: Meghan L. O’Hara Cast: ...

lala

La La Land Movie Review #EmmaS

LA LA LAND Summit Entertainment (A Division of Lionsgate Films) Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director:  Damien ...

Charity Ekeke She Album Review

Charity Ekeke She Album Review

Artist: Charity Ekeke Album: She Producer: Michael Hyde; Co-Producer on three tracks: Barry Lee Insightful and honest words ...

.

.