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The Good: There's a good flow of action and suspense for the most part. Liam Neeson of course does exactly what is expected from him similar to all of his other roles in past films. Also, Common's character, though minor, was intriguing.
The Bad: This is a very basic and simple plot, which should come to no surprise for most action films. There are moments that are slightly predictable, and I would probably blame that on the first 5 minutes of the movie. Had the film cut that opening scene out, there may have been a chance that the movie would have been slightly better. Unfortunately, the opening scene just sticks in the back of your mind as a constant reminder until the end of the film (which may be a little distracting). It doesn't ruin the film, but I think it could have been removed.
The Reason: By now you should know the story with Liam Neeson movies. Someone is always messing with him and his family, he's going to get revenge, and along the way he's always going to beg people to listen to him. This is by far a much better suited film to watch in the comfort of your own home. I had very low expectations for this film going in, because I thought it would be just like his other movies. And while it was, it was still enjoyable. So IF you still wanted to go see this in the theater, please don't pay more than the matinee price for it. Again, I think this would be a much better rental or download later on.
The Rating: 7.0/10
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