Wrath of Man

Wrath of Man ★★★

Definitely a bizarre comparison but I kinda want to call this Guy Ritchie’s High Plains Drifter, the first half especially acts as this dark, almost supernatural mystery with Jason Statham as the mysterious gunman who’s more a force of nature than anything else. After that it retreats to a more standard crime flick but I found everything leading up to it pretty riveting. Technically the action is pretty solid too, he shoots it all with a surprising clarity, knows when to cut and gives it a good sense of space. Not sure why he chose to structure this the way he did but this is a solid attempt at playing this material straight as opposed to more comedic outings he’s always been more comfortable working in.

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