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Redemption -- Living homeless after going on the run from a military court-martial, Joey Jones (Statham) is a damaged ex-special forces soldier trapped in London’s criminal underworld. But when opportunity enables him to assume another man’s identity, he is transformed into an avenging angel.
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9 May 2013 (Hungary) See more »
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All roads don't lead to salvation. See more »
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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. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jason Statham ... Joey

Agata Buzek ... Cristina

Vicky McClure ... Dawn

Benedict Wong ... Mr. Choy

Ger Ryan ... Mother Superior

Youssef Kerkour ... Bouzanis

Anthony Morris ... Taxman
Victoria Bewick ... Isabel

Christian Brassington ... Max Forrester

Danny Webb ... Damon
Sang Lui ... Tony
Bruce Wang ... Tim

David Bradley ... Billy (as Dai Bradley)

Siobhan Hewlett ... Tracey
Steven Beard ... Karl
John Killoran ... Cop 1
Lillie Buttery ... Young Christina
Adam Skeats ... The Instructor
Macey Chipping ... Ruby
Jason Wong ... Chinese Guy
Emaa Hussen ... Young Russian Prostitute
Ed Gaughan ... Stan

Ian Pirie ... Pimp

Sheng-Chien Tsai ... Chinese Waiter

Josef Altin ... Pizza Delivery Guy
Christopher Logan ... Ticket Clerk

Jeff Mirza ... Asian Shop Owner
Emily Lue Fong ... Chinese Girl

Michelle Lee ... Mrs. Choy

Joseph Long ... Italian Restaurant Owner
Joe Kallis ... Italian Chef
Anna Maria Everett ... Italian Woman
Cesare Taurasi ... Corsican
Rosemary Annabella ... Black Dancing Girl
Andrew Ellis ... Football Supporter 1

James Bye ... Football Supporter 2
Chris Streeks ... David (Police Liaison Officer)
Bahaa Nasser ... Afghan Man
Aklima Begum ... Half Price Hustler
Tony Hoy ... Map Seller
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lee Asquith-Coe ... Silver Mercedes Driver (uncredited)

Eddie Bagayawa ... Trader (uncredited)
Mark Barrows ... Banker Party Guest (uncredited)
Paul Blackwell ... Factory Worker (uncredited)
Steven Borrie ... Meat Porter (uncredited)

Dilyana Bouklieva ... Sex Worker (uncredited)

Peter Brown ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Horace Chan ... Fish Filleter (uncredited)

David Cheung ... Thug / Tony's Men (uncredited)
Siong Loong Choong ... Passerby (uncredited)

Steve Conway ... Merchant Banker / Partygoer (uncredited)

Chris Cowlin ... Meat Porter (uncredited)

Andrew Crayford ... Soho Person (uncredited)

Ellis Crewe-Candy ... Passerby (uncredited)
Eva Dagoo ... Soho Party Girl (uncredited)

Leigh Dent ... Driver (uncredited)

Joanna Finata ... Tourist (uncredited)

Grace Meurisse Francis ... Slovakian Girl (uncredited)

Shonn Gregory ... (uncredited)
Ignacio Guirado ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Lee Nicholas Harris ... Meat Market Manager (uncredited)

Shane Hart ... Meat Market Trader (uncredited)
Matthew David Hearn ... Royal Opera House Guest (uncredited)

Richard Herdman ... Head Savoy Chef (uncredited)
Andy Joy ... Pushed Waiter (uncredited)
Chris Kent-Ledger ... Party Attendee (uncredited)

Chonradee Kulthap ... Fish Filleter (uncredited)

Jonathan Chun Bong Li ... Thug / Tony's Men (uncredited)
Darren Luckin ... Thug (uncredited)

Aaron Ly ... Cantonese Man (uncredited)
Darren Lynch ... Rife (uncredited)
Martyn Mayger ... Cafe Customer (uncredited)
Matthew David McCarthy ... Meat Market Porter (uncredited)
Shaun O'Sullivan ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Martin Poole ... Car Driver (uncredited)

Guglielmo Richards ... Gallery Man (uncredited)

Dennis Santucci ... Brazilian Kitchen Porter (uncredited)
Santi Scinelli ... Gambler (uncredited)
Mick Slaney ... Doorman (uncredited)
Neil Alexander Smith ... Opera House Guest (uncredited)

Scott Stevenson ... Trucker (uncredited)

Frank Stone ... City Banker (uncredited)

Gary Swan ... Meat Market Porter (uncredited)

Senem Temiz ... Banker's Wife (uncredited)
Kevin Tran ... Chef / Fish Filleter (uncredited)

Marlow Warrington-Mattei ... Italian Chef (uncredited)

Kevin Wenman ... Meat Porter (uncredited)
Josh Wichard ... Waiter (uncredited)
Andrew Yiallouros ... Chef (uncredited)

Yusei ... Street Fight Onlooker (uncredited)
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Directed by
Steven Knight 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steven Knight  written by

Produced by
Stuart Ford .... executive producer
Guy Heeley .... producer
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones .... executive producer
Steven Squillante .... co-executive producer
Andrew Warren .... co-producer
Paul Webster .... producer
Joe Wright .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Dario Marianelli 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Menges 
 
Film Editing by
Valerio Bonelli 
 
Casting by
Leo Davis 
Lissy Holm 
 
Production Design by
Michael Carlin 
 
Art Direction by
Steve Carter (additional photography)
Stuart Kearns (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Claire Nia Richards 
 
Costume Design by
Louise Stjernsward 
 
Makeup Department
Lucy Browne .... crowd makeup and hair artist: dailies
Sarah Downes .... key makeup artist
Alexandra Joyce .... assistant hair stylist
Alexandra Joyce .... assistant makeup artist
Sarah Jane Marks .... make-up artist: dailies
Paul Pattison .... makeup hair and prosthetics designer
Paul Pattison .... makeup/hair/prosthetics designer
Jenna Wyatt .... crowd makeup and hair artist: dailies
Patt Foad .... prosthetics mould supplier (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Alison Banks .... production manager
Gisela Evert .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Gill .... crowd third assistant director
Heidi Gower .... third assistant director
Martin Harrison .... first assistant director
Christian Rigg .... daily crowd assistant director
Chris Stoaling .... first assistant director: additional photography
Chris Stoaling .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
David Allcock .... storyboard artist
Christopher Chandler .... standby prop
Danny Clark .... art department assistant
Jools Faiers .... graphic designer
Muffin Green .... property master
Alison Harvey .... production buyer
Jenny Hawes .... art department assistant
Justin Hayzelden .... dressing props
Gerald Linnane .... carpenter
Adam McCreight .... storeman
Sian Molloy .... assistant set decorator: dailies
Eva Onsrud .... petty cash buyer
Adrian Platt .... chargehand dressing props
Oliver Roberts .... stand-by art director
Sophie Tarver .... prop maker
Remo Tozzi .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Mark Appleby .... adr mixer
Nigel Bennett .... sound post production
John Casali .... production sound mixer
Marco Dary .... sound supervisor: Italy
Gary Dodkin .... sound mixer: second unit
Paul Hanks .... foley artist
Nick Kray .... adr mixer
Alan MacFeely .... sound maintenance
Jerome McCann .... sound mixer: additional photography
Chris Murphy .... boom operator
Andy Shelley .... dialogue editor
Timothy Siddall .... sound mix technician
Steve Single .... sound re-recording mixer
Ian Tapp .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Trundle .... foley mixer & editor
Ian Wilson .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Chris Fitzgerald .... special effects technician
Paul Gorrie .... special effects
Rick Jotle .... special effects: equipment
Matt Loader .... special effects technician
Emily Pooley .... special effects technician
Jon Moss .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Anastasios Agiakatsikas .... compositor
Sara Bennett .... visual effects supervisor: The Mill
Darren Christie .... digital compositor
Darren Christie .... lead compositor
Stephen Coren .... visual effects supervisor
James Devlin .... digital compositor
Martin Furman .... compositor: Jellyfish Pictures
Daniel Gardiner .... paint and roto artist
Alex Gooding .... paint and roto artist
Nicolas Hernandez .... cg supervisor
Katie Isaksen .... paint and roto artist
Lorraine Johnson .... scanning & recording
David Jones .... visual effects artist
Sam Lucas .... cg artist: The Mill
Tom Mitchell .... digital scanning and recording
Liz Oliver .... vfx: line producer
Jason Phua .... compositor
Kim Ranzani .... digital compositor
Iain Read .... compositor
Neil Roche .... rigging supervisor: The Mill
Jan Schubert .... technical director: The Mill
Guido Wilden .... workflow consultant
Richard Worsley .... matchmove artist
Earle Stuart Callender .... visual effects line producer: Kinkajou (uncredited)
 
Stunts
James Embree .... stunt double: Jason Statham
Bradley Farmer .... stunt performer
Jason Hunjan .... stunt performer
Erol Ismail .... stunts
Dave Judge .... stunt rigger
Aaron Ly .... stunt performer
Rory Mulroe .... stunt performer
John Street .... fight arranger
Tom Struthers .... stunt coordinator
Arran Topham .... stunt performer
Pablo Verdejo .... stunt performer
Marlow Warrington-Mattei .... stunt performer
Steen Young .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Graham Baker .... h.o.d. rigger
Alex Bender .... central loader
Laura Dinnett .... camera trainee: daily
Jason Dully .... second assistant camera
Steve Ellingworth .... key grip
Jack Foran .... assistant grip
Steve Kitchen .... best boy floor
Andy Levett .... grip truck
David Mills .... second assistant camera: dailies
Lewis Monk .... camera trainee
Julian Morson .... "a" camera operator
Julian Morson .... steadicam operator
Andrew Nolan .... electrician
Steve Petrie .... additional video operator
Paul Sharp .... best boy
Daniel Smith .... still photographer
Olly Tellett .... first assistant camera
Lee Walters .... gaffer
Dave Wells .... best boy grip
Jp Caldeano .... camera technical support (uncredited)
Ian Speed .... libra technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Cooke .... assistant costume designer
Alicia Hood .... costumer: Mr Statham
Joanne Mosley .... key costumer
Richard Sale .... assistant costume designer
Sadie Tilbury .... costume breakdown artist
 
Editorial Department
Katie Bullock-Webster .... post-production coordinator
James Devlin .... first assistant editor
Paul Ensby .... digital colourist
Tom Harrison-Read .... first assistant editor
Kim Honeyman .... senior digital intermediate producer
Jaime Leonard .... on-line editor
Dominic Thomson .... on-line editor
Martina Zamolo .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Andrew Glen .... music editor
Jody Jenkins .... music programmer
Barnaby Robson .... musician
Maggie Rodford .... music supervisor
Philip Sheppard .... soloist: cello
Hilary Skewes .... musician contractor
Nick Wollage .... score engineer & mixer
Chantelle Woodnutt .... assistant music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Nick 'Nocker' Curson .... prop truck driver
Paul Deluce .... unit minibus driver
Warren Deluce .... unit driver
Ben Dillon .... action vehicle coordinator
Hefin Jones .... facilities driver
Kevin Jones .... facilities driver
Rod Patterson .... facilities captain
Lol Smith .... driver: cast
Tel Smith .... action vehicle coordinator
 
Other crew
Sophie Anderson .... production assistant
Cameron Arguelles .... quality control
Trevor Bagge .... assistant accountant
Stephanie Bamberg .... production coordinator: additional photography
Guy Barker .... production accountant
Joshua Benedetti .... location scout
Julie Brinkman .... assistant to director
Julie Brinkman .... director assistant
Valeria Bullo .... assistant production coordinator
Steven Casali .... video trainee
Yennis Cheung .... adr voice artist
Angie Conners .... international marketing
Bailey Conway .... production executive
Megan Cooke .... location marshall
Paige Copsey .... location assistant: dailies
Alex Darby .... location assistant
Tony Davis .... production coordinator
Dave Evans .... armorer: reshoots
Dave Evans .... armourer
Sophie Giddens .... crowd runner
Rob Hill .... titles
Daniel Hillary .... location daily
Anna Hinds .... production assistant: dailies
Brady Hood .... key floor runner
Brady Hood .... third assistant director: additional photography
Matthew Logan Hood .... training instructor
Richard Hooper .... lead armourer
Ian Hutchinson .... location manager
Suzie Irlam .... location marshall
Alexis James .... accomodation agent
Vinnie Jassal .... location scout
Rachel Kennedy .... unit publicist
Amy King .... crowd runner
Tom Ludlam .... production assistant
Lottie Mason .... assistant location manager
Natalie Moore .... first assistant accountant
Zoe Morgan .... script supervisor
Brian Nitzkin .... business & legal affairs
Nick Oliver .... location manager
Linda Jayne Roberts .... key set medic
Kirsty Robinson .... assistant to producers
Andrew Ryan .... practical spark
Asha Sharma .... location scout
Todd Steiner .... production financing
Aurelia Thomas .... location manager
Jason Wheeler .... supervising location manager
Michael Williams .... production runner
Crystal Yu .... dialect coach: Cantonese
Crystal Yu .... translator: Cantonese
Richard Wild .... weather consultant (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Hummingbird" - UK (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong brutal violence, graphic nudity and language
Runtime:
100 min | China:90 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning of the film, Joey is beaten up, leaving his right arm injured and immobilized. But, when he reaches the rooftop, running away from one of the men who beat him, he crosses a sort of bridge leaning on his right arm while having his left arm immobilized. After this frame, he switches back to "normal".See more »
Quotes:
Joey:When I'm sober... When I'm healthy and well... I hurt people. I'm lethal. I drink to weaken the machine they made.See more »
Soundtrack:
Libiamo Ne' Lieti CaliciSee more »

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119 out of 135 people found the following review useful.
More than an action movie, 10 May 2013
Author: quincytheodore from Indonesia

It's been quite a long time, perhaps for the first, that I was engrossed with Jason Statham's movie, not due to the sheer number of cracked skulls, but with his character and the ones around him. Hummingbird is another entity compared to his usual martial arts filled carnage, although his trademark of hurting people certainly didn't disappear. Jason Statham as Joey Jones, takes on a deeper and more emotional role, which with the help of director Stephen Knight, surprisingly works well.

Agata Buzek as Cristina, a love interest role which couldn't be any farther than Jennifer Lopez's in Parker, is an altruistic nun who cares for Joey in his darker times. She is not the typical cinema beauty, yet she is humbly charming. Her acting is impeccable, often giving eerily sympathetic moments that could silence the audience. Statham benefits from her presence as well as he gives more to acting than the majority of his movies. That doesn't mean he will be getting awards soon, but it is a good direction on his part.

Cinematography utilizes London cityscape in a very rustic fashion, it's the opposite from the well-advertised side of the city. Streets and alleyways seem more in touch with reality, nothing grandiose about them, while prettier settings ooze some illusion of eminent cosmetic. With sleek scene transition between them, the movie appears to be very grounded. Story and script are great, despite having a few coincidental twists. It's somewhat a stark contradiction from the grimy visual, a bits of fantasy to escape the harsh prospect. Smart ways to evoke more mature theme is appreciated and it makes Hummingbird more subtly artistic.

Statham's character is a vigilante, a crowd-pleasing broken man whose past never lets him go. He does this part to his best, enough to at least differentiate him from his other tough guy role. However, people who purchase ticket to see Statham delivers knockout punches or staggering kick might be slightly disappointed. The action is brutal and punishing, but there's considerably fewer scenes from what might be expected from his type of movie, although these few are choreographed and done well in a more street brawl kind of way. Having a genuine martial artist couldn't hurt either.

The movie takes some time to get its rhythm, and while it's commendable for Statham to try this new change, he's still rough in acting department. That being said, Hummingbird is clearly superior than most of his movies. It doesn't rely simply on muscle, but it takes the audience to a more private look into these likable characters. I feel that the role of Joey Jones could be played by Jeremy Renner or Tom Cruise. If Jason Statham can continue in roles like this, he'd be bigger than just the guys who beats people up.

Rate 7.5/10

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