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I was in the mood for a nice action movie, and I did not have a lot of expectations for this Jason Statham movie. I have to say it was really entertaining, patient viewers will be rewarded! I was surprised to see the low rating here on IMDb, but I understand this is a "slow- burning" type of movie, not always the best idea for action movies. However, this had a lot of great elements in my opinion.
It is not a full-throttle non-stop action type of flick, but the fight scenes are very well executed, especially one fight scene in the Casino. I prefer having a few great scenes filmed with style than numerous average fights/gunshots scenes filmed with shaky-cam. This is why I liked this movie better than previous Statham flicks like "Safe", or "The Mechanic" (which I still liked).
The music was cool, and I loved seeing Statham driving around with his Ford Torino GT in the streets of Vegas. The direction from Simon West was really surprising, coming-off very strong after the pretty generic and weak "Stolen" with Nic Cage.
The movie is not perfect, the sub-plot with Cyrus (the young guy) was a bit annoying, but it is a cool movie, really underrated in my opinion. You also have a lot of great supporting actors like Stanley Tucci, Sofia Vergara and Max Casella.
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