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Notorious badass Jason Statham stars as an ex-Special Forces soldier who returns to London a damaged man, struggling to find justice in a world saturated with violence in this gritty, explosive story about London's criminal underworld written and directed by Academy Award nominee Steven Knight. (c) Roadside Attractions

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Look beyond the generic shell, and this wildly imperfect movie appears to have a rare soul lurking inside it."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"A flawed but still solid debut. And another strong step forward for Jason Statham, the man who won't stay still."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Part socially-conscious thriller, part Jason Statham beat-'em-up, Hummingbird is admirably ambitious but not quite able to pull its abundance of ideas and plotlines together. The Stath is great, mind you."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"When it comes to playing impossibly lethal flint-eyed loners, no one can match Statham. Besides, who else could pull off, when confronted with a blade-wielding assailant, a surreal one-liner like this:'You've got a knife. I've got a spoon.'"
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Doesn't quite come together, mashing a variety of plots and issue-based themes into a story that, while pointed, ultimately feels rather pointless."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Nothing in "Redemption" quite adds up, including the paranoid hero's insistence that he's being watched by drones."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
""Redemption" doesn't have the chutzpah to let loose and be as dumb as it needs to be, so it instead bores the audience comatose with long stretches of sad-face Statham putzing around an apartment to justify the too-brief bursts of giddy bone-breaking."
‑ Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic
"What could have been a film that advances Statham's career proves to be simply more of the same"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"Jason Statham breaks away only somewhat from his action-hero comfort zone."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Testing even my love of Jason Statham, Hummingbird is a fairly terrible showcase for the chrome-domed action star's brand of mayhem."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"Knight seems to want to say something, but it comes out pretty garbled."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Its narrative continuity is so sketchy and the screenplay so haphazard that the movie doesn't add up to more than trash, seasoned with pretentious religiosity."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"One of these days Statham is going to realize that he needs to change things up a bit or get someone to start choosing better material for him. Until then, it seems he's doomed to be stuck in the rut he's dug for himself."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"The main achievement of this joyless mood piece is gutting a Jason Statham potboiler of anything resembling fun."
‑ Nathan Rabin, The Dissolve
"[A] flawed but ambitious (and rather peculiar) London-set thriller ..."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
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