netflix: hummingbird

Netflix: Hummingbird (aka Redemption)

The cliche of “ex-special-forces” gets another run in this beautifully shot, well-acted Statham performance. From the writer/director of Locke (the Tom Hardy film where he has a series of phone calls during a long evening’s drive), there are a number of interesting visual ideas throughout (though there are a few scenes of various adult content including a photographic exhibition, and a haunting sequence around human trafficking). If you’re a Statham completist, this is a performance that’s more acting and less action, though it has enough action sequences in it to pad out a trailer.

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