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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 66
  2. Negative: 2 out of 66
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  1. Nov 14, 2014
    8
    After being on a Jason Statham movie binge, I was pleasantly, and melancholically, surprised by Redemption. The movie is not without its faults - some scenes are too over the top and the movie occasionally teeters into Statham-style action stylistics while otherwise keeping a measured and contemplative pace. Yet, due to expectations raised by its main lead being Jason Statham it hasn'tAfter being on a Jason Statham movie binge, I was pleasantly, and melancholically, surprised by Redemption. The movie is not without its faults - some scenes are too over the top and the movie occasionally teeters into Statham-style action stylistics while otherwise keeping a measured and contemplative pace. Yet, due to expectations raised by its main lead being Jason Statham it hasn't been given enough credit for what it is. Agatha Buzek and Statham have an unlikely chemistry, creating a touching yet humble romance on screen as they try to whole their damaged souls with each other's. Themes of providence and moral relativity are invoked with a fine temperance and clear self-awareness. What is most curious about the movie is the American title, "Redemption". Throughout the movie Statham's character is constantly in flux and in question, and that doesn't change by its conclusions. As he delves into more and more chillingly dark depths in order to find the killer of his former companion he flexes his conscience and strengthens his relationship with the shaky moral authority of his nun love interest. Regardless, as a movie it finishes with no loose ends and a powerful finality. Redemption is a good movie, but don't go into it expecting Statham mindlessly cracking heads and breaking bones. Expand
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43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Jul 8, 2013
    83
    Genre movies are rarely this finely calibrated and nuanced and it’s all too infrequently that Statham is able to perform in material this dynamic.
  2. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Jul 1, 2013
    50
    In Redemption, too, Statham brings real conviction to the part of a broken man who winds up breaking himself even more. Look beyond the generic shell, and this wildly imperfect movie appears to have a rare soul lurking inside it.
  3. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Jun 28, 2013
    38
    Nothing in Redemption quite adds up, including the paranoid hero’s insistence that he’s being watched by drones.