Don’t pay the critics any mind. Just walked out of theater ten minutes ago. This was a very good film. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Had a little bit of everything. Good guys, bad guys, action scenes, pretty girl...
It’s a movie about a movie star taking out the trash, leaving behind a lower body count than usual, but executing his duties faithfully, and with a predictable dash — the right kind of predictable — of world-weary charisma.
Honest Thief is a Liam Neeson movie that probably wouldn't go anywhere if he wasn't starring in it. His lead makes it worthwhile. With that said, you'll like it if you go into it bored and are looking to be entertained.
Neeson has become a conveyer belt that pushes out this "All American" garbage. He's literally the same character in all of these films This was fine 10 years ago in Taken but has run it's course in staleness by now. Speaking of Taken, literally half of the dialogue here has been directly copied and pasted to this film including fan favorites like "I'm coming for you". The worst offender might just be Neeson's acting chops, or lack thereof. He's never been a strong actor but with a good enough script, can be passed along in some good films. This isn't that film. A fast food blink and you'll miss it backstory don't offer much motivation and a plot with more holes than Swiss cheese doesn't help matters. Theatres are simply way to expensive to waste moviegoers time with films this awful.
Solution Entertainment Group,
Zero Gravity Management,
Samuel Marshall Films,
Argonaut Entertainment Partners,
J Cubed Film Finance,
Cutting Edge Group,
Honest Thief Productions,