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Redemption (2013)

Hummingbird (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | 28 June 2013 (UK)
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A damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity.

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Steven Knight

Writer:

Steven Knight
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Victoria Bewick ... Isabel
Christian Brassington ... Max Forrester
Danny Webb ... Damon
Sang Lui Sang Lui ... Tony
Bruce Wang Bruce Wang ... Tim
David Bradley ... Billy (as Dai Bradley)
Siobhan Hewlett ... Tracey
Steven Beard Steven Beard ... Karl
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Storyline

Nothing can prepare a man for the horrors of war--and as Joey Smith, a damaged Special Forces deserter and now a homeless drug addict, wanders London's bustling streets in complete anonymity--an unexpected discovery will soon help him get back on his feet. Little by little, as Smith struggles to rebuild his shattered life in a stolen identity as an unstoppable Chinese Mafia enforcer, the brutal death of a dear friend will, inevitably, force him to avenge her murder, dragging him deeper and deeper into a dark world of pain, guilt, and suffering. In the end, do God's plans for redemption include "Crazy" Joey, too? Written by Nick Riganas

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All roads don't lead to salvation. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

The license plate of the truck Joey is driving at one point is Polish, but has a non-existing letter prefix "DQZ". It is also a flat-type print (as modern UK license plates) not used in Poland. See more »

Quotes

Joey: You know why she ended up in the river? Because that's what the river's for. To wash away girls when they're finished with them!
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Connections

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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User Reviews

 
Don't mind the wining folks: this is a good movie
28 June 2013 | by regg147777777See all my reviews

I never write reviews, but this time I was compelled to...

Don't bother reading the negative reviews from people moaning about how they miss Jason Statham being chased in a car or beating the crap out of everyone. If you want that and that only, then just go watch Transporter I, II and III.

If you want to see something different and refreshing, then simply don't miss this one. The story is good, there is plenty of action, and developed characters.

With a closed mind, expecting to see yet another copy of Jason's previous work, you'll be disappointed. But with an open mind, you will enjoy watching this very much.

This change of plan is simply the best thing Jason has done yet. He's convincing and manages to create quite some depth in his character. AND he still kicks ass. I can't see another actor having pulled this mixture of action, drama and psychology off better then Jason. He actually played a convincing 'human being' that has to take a hit like everyone, and he did it very well.

Amongst the better action/drama flicks of 2013.

8/10


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Country:

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Language:

English | Polish | Cantonese | Italian

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,977, 30 June 2013

Gross USA:

$36,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,671,109
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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