Run All Night

March 13, 2015

Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman in RUN ALL NIGHT.

Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

Written by: Brad Ingelsby

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Vincent D'Onofrio, Joel Kinnaman, Genesis Rodriguez, Patricia Kalember, Boyd Holbrook, Nick Nolte, Dan Domingues

Rating: R (for strong violence, language including sexual references, and some drug use)

Running Time: 114 minutes

RUN ALL NIGHT is the third collaboration between director Jaume Collet-Serra and Liam Neeson (the previous being NON-STOP and UNKNOWN), and it is perhaps their best. Neeson is solid (as expected) as a guilt-ridden former Irish mob hit-man. Joel Kinnaman is okay as Neeson’s estranged son, but he hits a similar acting note throughout the film. Ed Harris is also good as he attempts to kill Neeson and Kinnanmen’s characters. The tone of the film feels like a 70s throwback; perhaps it is the spectacular car chase scene reminiscent of the FRENCH CONNECTION or the shoot ’em up scenes devoid of Hollywood exaggeration. As good as the film is, it never escapes its own particular genre, but it is one helluva fun ride.

Grade: B

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