Redemption (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 28, 2013
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Consensus: While it certainly has more on its mind than the average Jason Statham action thriller, Redemption doesn't quite capitalize on its premise -- or on its star's strong, committed performance.

Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

Look beyond the generic shell, and this wildly imperfect movie appears to have a rare soul lurking inside it.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

A flawed but still solid debut. And another strong step forward for Jason Statham, the man who won't stay still.

Max Nelson
Cinema Scope

Redemption [is] at once so funny and so profoundly sad.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Nothing in "Redemption" quite adds up, including the paranoid hero's insistence that he's being watched by drones.

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

"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.

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Dan Mecca
The Film Stage

The result is a somewhat messy, solid piece of storytelling that may very well mark a turning point for Jason Statham.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Knight seems to want to say something, but it comes out pretty garbled.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

James Luxford
The National (UAE)

What could have been a film that advances Statham's career proves to be simply more of the same

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
An instant classic. I loved this film. It's an electrifying knockout. A gritty, tough, and gutsy British drama that delivers a powerful punch to the head… More
The Movie Waffler
Having deserted from his post with the British Army in Afghanistan, Joey Smith (Statham) finds himself sleeping on the streets of London. One night, while… More
Manu Gino
All roads don't lead to salvation. Good movie! It's been quite a long time, perhaps for the first, that I was engrossed with Jason Statham's… More
Jamie Clarke
Not an average Statham film it focuses more on the story than anything else, The first half of the film has no real plot and eventually when we get to have a… More
Dann Michalski
Redemption is a typical Jason Statham film where he drives a car and kills people, and there's not much of a point to anything that happens. Here Statham… More
Jarrin Rozenblad
This was nut a very great movie. The stout send like one have seen several times before. There is some cool cinematography but the acting is bad.