Run All Night
Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Run All Night
Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night.
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Liam Neeson stars with Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, and Vincent D'Onofrio in "Run All Night" from 2015.
Alcoholic ex-hit man Jimmy Conlon, known as Gravedigger, is estranged from his family but still in touch with his ex-boss and childhood friend, Sean Maguire (Harris).
Jimmy's son Mike (Kinnaman) has a wife and two girls - he's a former boxer now working as a limo driver. One night he witnesses Sean's son Danny kill two drug dealers. Danny goes after him and manages to get him into his house, but Mike knocks him out; unfortunately he leaves his wallet behind.
Jimmy arrives at his son's house, having heard about the drug deal gone wrong. Mike, of course, wants nothing to do with him. Mike goes outside for a smoke and sees Danny's car. He ultimately kills Danny. His best friend Sean then becomes his mortal enemy, determined to kill both Danny and Mike to take revenge for his son's death.
Jimmy and Mike go on the run while Jimmy tries to figure out a way to bargain with either Sean or the detective (D'Onofrio) who's been after him for years so that he can protect his son and his son's family.
Very exciting film, with nonstop action and also pathos as Jimmy faces the son he doesn't know and comes to terms with the end of his friendship with Sean - knowing it will result in the death of one or both of them.
The acting is absolutely top-notch, with Neeson giving a wonderful performance as a sad, lonely drunk paying for his sins. The rest of the cast is fantastic and very believable.
Well thrilling Action movie
Liam Neeson, starring in his his now standard turn of several similar action thrillers. A man with a past given a chance to redeem himself with judicious amounts of crowd-pleasing violence. Perhaps it's unfair to say the Northern Irish actor could phone in this performance from anywhere in the world, as he does it so well, but one can understand those that criticize the actor for repeating himself, with the inevitable diminishing effect at the box office.
Run All Night deserves to be seen as more than just another Liam Neeson early-year actioner. It's a nasty movie with great pace and a strong spine thanks to those two prolific leads. Although it does have some flaws and may drag in between scenes, though as an action thriller it provides the necessary thrills and interest for the viewers.
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Acceptable Liam Neeson thriller
RUN ALL NIGHT marks the third collaboration between star Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra; their previous movies were the disappointing UNKNOWN and the above-average NON-STOP. RUN ALL NIGHT falls somewhere in the middle of those two films in terms of quality; it's a good enough mob thriller although not quite good enough to be considered a classic or indeed a regular watch. The film's very familiarity is what works against it throughout. Neeson and his adult son, played by Joel Kinnaman, are forced to go on the run from mob boss Ed Harris when things go bad, and the film follows the situation from there. It's set over a single night, which gives it some fun, but the story has been done before and done better, for example in Sam Mendes' ROAD TO PERDITION.
This means you end up watching the film to enjoy the other qualities. If a thriller's plotting is unremarkable then it must have outstanding action scenes, and the action in RUN ALL NIGHT is fun although not quite spellbinding. The bit in the subway station and the attack in the burning apartment complex are both good scenes but there are too many slow bits in the middle, and the two hour running time is half an hour too long. Collet-Serra can't do a proper transition scene without some lame CGI effects of the sped-up camera flying up in the sky and across the city, which I found quite tiresome after a while.
In terms of the cast, Neeson is on autopilot in this one. He looks old and tired and you wonder how much of that is really acting. Harris is suitably imposing as the antagonist of the piece, but his role is a virtual reprise of the one he played in A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE. Best of the bunch is the great Kinnaman, of the EASY MONEY trilogy, but he's kept off the screen for way too long. RUN ALL NIGHT is a fine enough slice of entertainment for genre fans but it's one of those films which simply doesn't hold up if you think about it too long.