In the ever-changing world of cinema, Liam Neeson remains a constant, delivering gripping action thrillers. “Retribution,” a testament to his commitment, introduces us to Matt Turner, a bank executive facing a bomb threat while escorting his children to school. While the film seems like a typical Neeson thriller, it falls short of expectations, lacking excitement and originality. Director Nimród Antal, known for tight thrillers, fails to inject vigor into “Retribution.” Action sequences, including explosions and chases, disappoint. The attempt to add mystery is hindered by predictability. Despite flaws, “Retribution” is watchable. Neeson’s portrayal of Matt evolves from unlikable to endearing, showcasing his versatility. Supporting actors add depth, but the film succumbs to mediocrity. It underscores Neeson’s commitment to his craft, reminding us of his appeal in cinema, leaving us eager for his future projects. Visit my flixer for more!
Retribution | August 25, 2023 (United States)
Director: Nimród AntalWriter: Alberto Marini, Christopher SalmanpourStars: Liam Neeson, Noma Dumezweni, Lilly AspellSummary: A bank executive receives a bomb threat while driving his children to school that his car will explode if they stop and get out.
Countries: France, Germany, Spain, United StatesLanguages: English