HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PROTECT YOUR HOME?
After an undercover mission, former DEA agent Phil Broker (Jason Statham) is hiding with his daughter in a small Louisiana town, but a local drug dealer (James Franco) finds out who he is… You can easily imagine screenwriter Sylvester Stallone in the lead if this movie had been made in the 1980s, but Statham certainly gets the job done. So do Franco, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth as very trashy locals who cause trouble for him. Entertaining but simple, and sometimes you get the feeling that there’s a lot of noise and explosions just for the sake of it.
2013-U.S. 100 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Gary Fleder. Screenplay: Sylvester Stallone. Novel: Chuck Logan. Cast: Jason Statham (Phil Broker), James Franco (Morgan “Gator” Bodine), Winona Ryder (Sheryl Marie Mott), Kate Bosworth, Rachelle Lefevre, Frank Grillo.
Trivia: Co-produced by Stallone. Allegedly first intended as a chapter in the Rambo franchise.