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Luke Wright is a former NYPD cop cum second-rate cage fighter whose wife has been murdered and his life destroyed by the Russian mob. With nothing to live for, Luke finds himself on a subway platform, staring at an oncoming train and contemplating suicide, a moment of hollow-eyed despair that Statham inhabits fully.
Action Crime Thriller - Like more or less all starring vehicles for Jason Statham, this is a
violent action film full of fights and chases. Even though one of
the main characters is a young girl, the violence and language make
the film much too intense for children. Males, as usual for action
films, are the target audience.
PROFANITY: 13 F-words; 11 S-words; 3 GD's; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Numerous fights and shootings with blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: Fights and chases. COMEDY: None.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
TEENS: The teens seemed to enjoy this movie.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The five males seemed to enjoy this movie. Two females rated it high and one didn't like it at all.
ADULTS: Nine men seemed to really enjoy this movie. Ten gave it a high and faily high. One gave it a low rating. All the ladies gave a high rating. There were three with a good rating. Four gave a fair rating.
A second-rate cage fighter on the mixed martial arts circuit, Luke Wright lives
a numbing life of routine beatings and chump change…until the day he blows a
rigged fight. Wanting to make an example of him, the Russian Mafia murders his
family and banishes him from his life forever, leaving Luke to wander the
streets of New York destitute, haunted by guilt, and tormented by the knowledge
that he will always be watched, and anyone he develops a relationship with will
also be killed.
But when he witnesses a frightened twelve-year-old Chinese girl, Mei, being
pursued by the same gangsters who killed his wife, Luke impulsively jumps to
action…and straight into the heart of a deadly high-stakes war. Mei, he
discovers, is no ordinary girl, but an orphaned math prodigy forced to work for
the Triads as a "counter." He discovers she holds in her memory a priceless
numerical code that the Triads, the Russian mob and a corrupt faction of the
NYPD will kill for.
Realizing he's the only person Mei can trust, Luke tears a swath through the
city's brutal underworld to save an innocent girl's life…and perhaps even redeem