Starring: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Tony Goldwyn
A remake of the 1972 movie with the same name, Arthur Bishop (Statham) is a hit man who specialises in making hits look like suicides, accidents or any other way you like it. Dean (Goldwyn) assigns Arthur the task of killing Arthur's close friend and mentor which Arthur is forced to do. Steve (Foster) the son of Arthur's friend, is enraged and is thirsty for revenge. Steve does not know that Arthur was behind the killing of his own father and Arthur, ridden with guilt, starts training Steve and makes him his accomplice. The duo get along well and Arthur tries every way to hide the truth from Steve. Once the first half an hour progresses, one quickly realises the final end and trajectory the movie would take. Its a complete back-to-the-basics assassin movie with nothing new or exceptional to offer. One expects some extremely gripping action sequences from a Jason Statham movie which, sadly, were missing. An average watch-it and forget-it action movie.
Thumbs up: A good and easy to watch action-bundle
Thumbs down: Nothing great or exceptional