In the ever-evolving realm of cinema, one constant shines through: Liam Neeson, the master of gripping action thrillers. “Retribution,” a testament to his unwavering dedication, introduces us to Matt Turner, a bank executive facing a chilling bomb threat while escorting his children to school. While the film appears to be a classic Neeson thriller, it falls short of expectations, lacking the anticipated excitement and originality. Surprisingly, director Nimród Antal, known for his tight thrillers, fails to infuse vigor into “Retribution.” Action sequences, including explosions and chases, disappoint in their impact. The attempt to add mystery is hindered by predictability. Despite its flaws, “Retribution” remains watchable. Neeson’s portrayal of Matt’s character evolves from unlikable to endearing, showcasing his versatility. Supporting actors add depth, but the film ultimately succumbs to mediocrity. Yet, it underscores Neeson’s enduring appeal in cinema, leaving us eager for his future projects. Visit HDtoday for more!
Retribution | August 25, 2023 (United States)
Director: Nimród AntalWriter: Alberto Marini, Christopher SalmanpourStars: Liam Neeson, Noma Dumezweni, Lilly AspellSummary: A bank executive receives a bomb threat while driving his children to school that his car will explode if they stop and get out.
Countries: France, Germany, Spain, United StatesLanguages: English