6.2/10
64,595
134 user 156 critic

Redemption (2013)

Hummingbird (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | 28 June 2013 (UK)
Trailer
2:14 | Trailer
A damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity.

Director:

Steven Knight

Writer:

Steven Knight
Reviews
Popularity
4,547 ( 377)

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Learn more

More Like This 

Blitz (2011)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

Director: Elliott Lester
Stars: Jason Statham, Paddy Considine, Aidan Gillen
Safe I (2012)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.

Director: Boaz Yakin
Stars: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon
Parker (2013)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.

Director: Taylor Hackford
Stars: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis
Homefront I (2013)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.

Director: Gary Fleder
Stars: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder
Wild Card (2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play...and it's all or nothing.

Director: Simon West
Stars: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia
Killer Elite (2011)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When his mentor is taken captive by a disgraced Arab sheik, a killer-for-hire is forced into action. His mission: kill three members of Britain's elite Special Air Service responsible for the death of his sons.

Director: Gary McKendry
Stars: Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro
The Mechanic (2011)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An elite hitman teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.

Director: Simon West
Stars: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland
War (2007)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An FBI Agent seeks vengeance on a mysterious assassin known as "Rogue" who murdered his partner.

Director: Philip G. Atwell
Stars: Jet Li, Jason Statham, Nadine Velazquez
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Bishop's most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life in order to make him complete three impossible assassinations and make them look like accidents.

Director: Dennis Gansel
Stars: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones
Transporter 3 (2008)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukrainian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.

Director: Olivier Megaton
Stars: Jason Statham, Robert Knepper, Natalya Rudakova
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker which requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.

Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Stars: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Clifton Collins Jr.
Crank (2006)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.

Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Stars: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Carlos Sanz
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Steven Knight considered Cillian Murphy for the lead role of Joey. See more »

Goofs

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

[last lines]
Joey: [in his letter] Now I go back to the street and disappear. I was alive again for one summer. I'm glad I spent it with you. I hope Africa treats you well. All my love, Joseph Smith.
See more »

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
See more »

User Reviews

 
A Welcome Change Of Pace For Statham
12 June 2013 | by ActionFan-ReviewsSee all my reviews

Now i'm a definite fan of Jason Statham. After reading the reviews of this film iv'e realized that no matter what this man does he will not please the critics. Whenever he does what he is good at(action movies), he is just one note and doesn't do anything else. When he tries something different like in this movie, he isn't good enough for a dramatic role.Well I for one enjoyed this film as a welcome change of pace as this is his most serious/dramatic role which I felt he did a good job.

The story is dark, gritty and down to earth as many war vets suffer psychological problems and as a result end up homeless or drug addicts.The movie is very character driven, layered which adds some needed depth to a Statham movie. He plays Joey Jones, a homeless war vet traumatized by his experiences and much of the story is about his character's experience's in the underworld of London. The movie feels authentic, the way its shot on the dark London streets and also reading that their was research done on Statham's part preparing for the role.It's good to see he can do a dramatic role plus use his action strengths and kick ass when he does.

Overall, If your expecting an all out action film maybe you should watch Safe instead. However, if you want to see a darker, grittier film more deep than your typical Statham film and welcome the change of pace. I'd give it a watch and see how you like it.

Overall: 7/10


117 of 136 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 134 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Polish | Cantonese | Italian

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Redemption See more »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed