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Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who was bullying her at school and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. Written by
James Franco adopted the cat from the film, and also adopted his double. See more »
When the four bad guys are roughing up Broker in the shop of the boat yard, the side of his head has been cracked open with an iron bar and is bleeding heavily but in some subsequent shots there is no blood. See more »
HOMEFRONT is the latest action flick from modern-day action star Jason Statham, who seems to be churning these movies out with a monotonous regularity. The good news is that the last few I've seen (SAFE, HUMMINGBIRD, PARKER) have been of a far better quality than the earlier ones (THE MECHANIC, BLITZ), so he's going in the right direction. HOMEFRONT continues that trend.
The story was written by Sylvester Stallone and concerns a DEA agent who retires to New Orleans in order to bring up his daughter after the death of his wife. Inevitably, before long, the guy runs into trouble with some local drug dealers who seem to be making their own crystal meth out in the sticks. Statham is the typically tough-but-with-a-heart lead, while James Franco's casting raises eyebrows as the villain; imposing he ain't.
The film in many ways feels like the star vehicles of old; Seagal's toxic-waste thriller FIRE DOWN BELOW came to mind a couple of times. It's certainly adequate enough to succeed as a movie in its own right; the action scenes are short and sweet, and the plot is interesting enough to keep the viewer's attention. And I have to say that Winona Ryder does a good job after being away from our screens for a good while. Not a classic then, and not a film with a lot of depth, but one that passes the time nonetheless.
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