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  • Summary: Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.
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: Eric Kohn
    Jun 24, 2013
    75
    As a statement about the fixed nature of cinematic tropes, Redemption provides a compelling supplement to Statham's current stardom.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Jun 26, 2013
    60
    A debut effort that occasionally bogs down in its own symbolism.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jun 25, 2013
    50
    Part somber character study and part revenge thriller, Steven Knight‘s debut feature lacks the thematic depth necessary to take it seriously while not featuring enough of the high-octane action that its star’s fans have come to expect.
  5. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jun 26, 2013
    50
    Statham's broody charisma and veteran cinematographer Chris Menges' ("The Killing Fields") eclectic views of contemporary London help hold interest, even as we ponder what Knight is really trying to say.
  6. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Jun 25, 2013
    50
    The more correct title would have been “Retribution,” which could work for any number of Statham vehicles over the years. But Redemption is just different enough to make us remember “The Bank Job” or “Killer Elite” or that he’s about to give those fun-but-silly “Fast & Furious” movies a proper villain.
  7. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Jun 25, 2013
    20
    There’s a need for redemption here, to be certain, and it has nothing to do with the narrative.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Oct 14, 2013
    5
    i really wanted to love this movie but it has so many shortcomings, you just dont care enough for the character, which is a pity because the story could aspire to be so much more, and then the nun? even after knowing her life story, people just don't care. Expand
  2. Jan 25, 2014
    0
    Boring, Decent and Meaningless! This is one of the dumbest movies i've ever seen! Trust me you don't wanna watch it! 1/10 is a high score for this one! Expand

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