Lionsgate Films has revealed that it plans to bring to Blu-ray director Steven Knight's action thriller Redemption a.k.a Hummingbird (2013), starring Jason Statham, Vicky McClure, and Senem Temiz. The preliminary release date set by the studio is September 24th.
Joey Jones (Statham) comes home from the Afghan war a shattered man. Broke, homeless and lost in a haze of drugs and alcohol, he attempts to piece his life back together with the help of Sister Cristina (Buzek), a nun who works at an inner-city parish. Joey's expert training as a soldier marks him as a valuable asset to the mob and he soon finds himself employed with the dark web of London's criminal underworld. When Joey finds out his girlfriend was brutally murdered by ruthless kingpins he seeks revenge, even if the path promises to destroy him completely.
According to Rottentomatoes.com, this is schedule to be released in U.S. theaters and On Demand June 28th. Although I haven't seen one trailer in theaters nor have I seen any commercials/ads online or otherwise. I actually think this looks really good. Plus the screenwriter did "Dirty Pretty Things" and "Eastern Promises". Two favorites of mine. So I'm hopeful. Statham needs to do more movies that take place in England. They are amongst his best. "The Bank Job" and "Blitz".
Saw this recently through VOD.....not as entertaining as some of his recent stuff like Safe, Blitz or the Mechanic. The director tried to make an action movie with a heart but ultimately failed at both. Definitely a rental.
Agree, Marten. I too called this in on VOD. While Statham turns in one of his best performances here, the script is not that great. But given his performance and the outstanding cinematography, I'd give this a 7/10. Worth a rental first.