Watched this after a friend recommended it to me on Letterboxd. While I didn’t like it as much as my friend did, I still liked it.
For a movie built around the premise of Jason Statham protecting a child savant, it’s surprising how little time the 2 protagonists spend together. That said, I never found their relationship forced or unconvincing, and it always helps that the kid in this isn’t annoying or acts like an idiot.
I especially liked Boaz Yoakin’s decision to have the Russian and Chinese gangsters speak their respective native languages. Most movies seem to think that foreign characters don’t speak Chinese when they’re not in their native countries, but this movie doesn’t. Sure, James Hong’s Chinese is painfully rusty (it’s pretty obvious that he hasn’t spoken any Chinese in a long time) it’s still nice to see him speak Chinese.