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Review: Brains-over-brawn approach in 'Redemption' doesn't quite work
Steven Knight, writer and first-time director of the somber action drama "Redemption," partly redeems this middling effort by attempting a brains-over-brawn approach despite the presence of ubiquitous movie tough guy Jason Statham in the lead. Unfortunately, this tale of Joey Jones (Statham), a haunted, disgraced ex-Special Forces officer living on the streets of London who befriends Sister Cristina (Agata Buzek), a wildly conflicted Polish nun, gets tripped up by a kind of forced nobility that never quite squares with the movie's sporadic mayhem.
By Gary Goldstein
June 26, 2013