Ed Skrein certainly looks good behind the wheel of a car in a slim fit suit. But he’s missing two elements that Jason Statham brought to the role: A wry sense of humor and an ability to do a fight scene without six cuts every second. Ray Stevenson’s the best part of the movie as the Transporter's dad, but he’s so good you kind of wish they had just made The Transporter’s Dad.
One thread that stood out on this watch: A quiet but brutal critique of television to rival the far louder satire of Network, which was released the same year. The film repeatedly shows televisions, mostly around the Washington Post newsroom, presenting a counterfactual narrative of the Nixon administration that stands in complete opposition to the one assembled by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. While they search for the facts, the Post TVs mostly regurgitate the Nixon party line and publicize…
This is one of those movies where a guy is stuck in a time loop.
This is one of those movies where a guy is stuck in a time loop. And every time he redoes something, he learns a little.
This is one of those movies where a guy is stuck in a time loop. And every time he redoes something, he learns a little. It's also the rare summer blockbuster that is very well-written; funny, smart, and it all…