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Redemption (2013)

Hummingbird (original title)
R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 28 June 2013 (UK)
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Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.

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Steven Beard ...
Karl
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Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.

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London. 3.00am... Same Streets, Different City See more »


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Rated R for strong brutal violence, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Redemption  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,768 (USA) (28 June 2013)

Gross:

$34,956 (USA) (5 July 2013)
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Trivia

Jason Statham plays a homeless war vet here, making 2013 the second year in a row he played a homeless man, after 2012's Safe, where he was a homeless former fighting champion. See more »

Goofs

When Cristina takes pictures of Joey at the fountain and the restaurant she uses a Nikon D300s. However, the camera which is laying on the table in the apartment is a Nikon D70s. See more »

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Cristina: Actually, Joey, I do like photographs. I take photographs... usually of nature.
Joey: Penises are nature, I suppose.
Cristina: Yes, I suppose they are.
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Spoofs The Simpsons: Bart vs. Australia (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, 'L'estate' (Summer)
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by Hector Moss
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what an action movie should be ...
29 June 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

To understand why this movie is to be savoured, you need to consider where it comes from. Action movies these days, a dime a dozen. Hollywood (eg JJ Abrams) bangs them out like donuts on a production line. Then you have the second tier stuff, guys like Van Damme and Seagal, both old enough to be each other's grandfather, cranking out films for approximately what a summer student would make pushing fries and Big Macs between classes -- and the films show it. In this category you also have the MMA stuff, all from directors so young they need permission to stay up late for the night scenes. And then you have the Indies, films that not only have no recognizable talent behind the camera, but unknowns in front also. Included in this class you have the Chinese and assorted Asian imports, with quality so uneven (assuming you don't mind the dubbing) you don't know whether to laugh or cry. Into his arena of pain -- mental pain -- comes Redemption, not only Statham's best acting in 100 years (who knew he even could act?) but also clearly the work of a director who understands that sometimes less is more. Most reviews of a Statham film will list the fight scenes and then tell you what is right or wrong about each. Not that kind of film. A real honest to God film-film that actually engages the viewer and moves along in a very satisfying way. Would that they were all like that.


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