MOVIE REVIEW: “RUN ALL NIGHT”

Release Date: March 13, 2015

Running Time: 1 hour and 54 minutes

Rated R for violence, language, and drug use

Directed By: Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop)

Grade: B

Starring: Liam Neeson as Jimmy Conlon (Non-Stop)

Joel Kinnaman as Michael Conlon (2014 RoboCop)

Boyd Holbrook as Danny Maguire (A Walk Among the Tombstones)

p2p type=”post_tag” value=”Ed Harris “]Ed Harris [/p2p]as Shawn Maguire (The Truman Show)

Where ever we’re going, when we cross that line, we’re going together.

Jimmy Conlon is a hit-man who is estranged from his only son, Michael, and suffers from the demons of his career. When Michael witnesses a brutal murder at the hand of Jimmy’s best friend’s son, Danny, the life-long friendship is broken. In order to protect Michael from Danny’s vengeance, Jimmy kills his best friend’s son. Shawn, the best friend, vows to exact the same fate to Jimmy’s son as his son met. Reluctantly Michael teams up with his father, Jimmy, to avoid the police and Shawn’s crew to buy some time to figure an out to the tragic situation. As much as it pains him to turn against his best friend, Jimmy holds nothing back in order to protect his son.

I’m coming after your boy with everything I got. When it’s done I’m gonna look​ you in the eyes and I’m gonna see how empty they are without your son in the world. Then, I’m going to let you die.

Run All Night exceeded my expectations of yet another action/crime/drama film starring Liam Neeson. The inclusion of Ed Harris as the main protagonist greatly enhanced the overall enjoyment of the movie for me. The chemistry between Neeson and Harris was palpable. There is nothing groundbreaking in the plot but the level of talent of the main characters and the action scenes earn the film in a solid ‘B’ rating. The trailer perfectly lays out the premise of the story without giving too much away. The camerawork was steady and clearly displayed the choreography of the fight scenes which is always a plus in this genre. The director, who is a frequent collaborator of Neeson’s, delivers the story with excellent pacing, strong editing, and realistic performances throughout. Run into the theater to enjoy this one!

~Movie Buffette

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