The Beekeeper

critic Reviews

, 70% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Cheerfully undemanding and enjoyably retrograde, The Beekeeper proves that when it comes to dispensing action-thriller justice, Statham hasn't lost his sting.
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    Donald LiebensonChicago Reader
    Clay dispatches his adversaries with characteristic Statham aplomb, which, apologies to Nicole Kidman, is why we come to this place.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    Much of it is illogical, preposterous over-the-top ridiculous, which is what makes it such a guilty pleasure and one of Statham’s and Ayer’s best films.
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    Matthew LickonaSan Diego Reader
    Off we go. Like, way off, leaving even the notion of reality behind like a burned-out barn full of busted honey jars. In its place, a hero who makes James Bond look inconspicuous and John Wick look vincible.
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    Katie WalshTribune News Service
    This wacky bit of action fun is wildly entertaining and zips by with the good-natured buzz of a bumblebee. If this is your kind of dumb-movie honey, it’s delectable.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    It’s Statham’s movie – a brisk, slick, ultra-violent action onslaught that yet again demonstrates his ability to redeem just about any old tosh.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    The shame is that there are flickers of greatness here. Statham, in action, is thunderously convincing. In character, he’s pleasingly ironic.
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    Ruth MaramisFlixChatter Film Blog
    It's not the most buzz-worthy action flick but Statham is still the bees’ knees in the action genre. He's fully aware his strength is not in acting but in performing killer action scenes.
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    Mattie LucasFrom the Front Row
    It's no John Wick (or Atomic Blonde, for that matter), but it's a future basic cable staple that is as silly as it is satisfying.
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    Tim MillerCape Cod Wave Magazine
    The plot becomes increasingly ridiculous, while Clay indiscriminately beats, maims and kills anyone who gets in his way – regardless of whether they’re on the right or wrong side of the law. (As if that should matter!) 

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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    The thought of Statham eviscerating computer scammers for 105 minutes sounds like a winning proposition, a Death Wish for the Bitcoin generation. Unfortunately, the more the story unfolds, the more convoluted it gets.
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