Liam Neeson’s new motion thriller Retribution has been described as within the working for “worst movie of the yr” by critics.
Directed by Nimród Antal (Predators), the movie follows financier Matt Turner (Neeson) who’s threatened by a mysterious bomber whereas driving his son and daughter to highschool. Different forged members embody Noma Dumezweni, Lilly Aspell and Jack Champion.
It’s the third remake of the 2015 Spanish movie The Stranger, following German and Korean variations in 2018 and 2021 respectively.
Retribution, which was launched within the US on August 25, acquired a adverse overview on Rolling Stone, who described it as a “method overwhelmed into submission”.
“Retribution is just not the worst of his thrillers/motion films – that honour belongs to both final yr’s god-awful Blacklight or this freezer-burned turkey – nevertheless it does counsel that Neeson could wish to take into account retiring from the everyman action-hero beat for good,” the overview reads. “What as soon as felt like a distinct segment being expertly stuffed now resembles a method overwhelmed into submission, like so many anonymous thugs threatening the protection of a tricky man’s offspring.”
A overview on the NZ Herald is titled: “Liam Neeson’s Retribution could also be within the working for ‘Worst Movie Of The Yr.’”
The movie, which presently holds a 43 ranking on Metacritic, was additionally negatively acquired by The New York Occasions. “[Neeson’s] gravitas alone can’t salvage the irritating plot contrivances and ridiculous dialogue that make the characters sound dumber and dumber the extra they clarify their motivations,” the overview reads.
Vulture, nonetheless, praised the movie, describing it as a “paycheck film” however one the place Neeson and director Nimród Antal “have earned the paycheck”. The overview provides: “I’m excited to see what Liam Neeson might be caught inside subsequent.”
Retribution is about to premiere within the UK on Sky Cinema and NOW later this yr. A particular launch date must be introduced.
Neeson is lined as much as lead a reboot of crime spoof Bare Gun, directed by The Lonely Island member Akiva Schaffer and produced by Seth MacFarlane.