Hummingbird (2013)

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Hummingbird (2013)
  • Time: 100 min
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
  • Director: Steven Knight
  • Cast: Jason Statham, Benedict Wong, Vicky McClure

Storyline:

Reeling from a traumatic tour of duty in Afghanistan, Joey (Jason Statham), an ex-Special Forces soldier, returns to London to face another kind of war: life on the streets as a damaged, homeless veteran. In an attempt to rehabilitate himself, Joey assumes another man’s identity and seeks the aid of Sister Cristina (Agata Buzek), a young nun who works at an inner-city parish. But Joey’s expert training as a soldier marks him as a valuable asset, and he soon finds himself caught in the dark web of London’s criminal underworld. Struggling to keep hold of his integrity, Joey offers his profits to those who need it most. But when he learns his missing girlfriend was brutally murdered by a ruthless kingpin, he risks everything for bloody revenge, hurtling down a deadly path that promises to destroy him completely…or be his last and only hope at redemption.

2 reviews

  • A different movie and role for Jason Statham, and he did a pretty good job. There is something more deep and also dark to this character and this development, and the movie is more driven by his character than of the action in the movie. This is nothing amazing and won’t really change the way he is viewed but for once this isn’t just another “Transporter”-type movie. Of course, I was expecting the usual amount of action, fights and gunshots, but still this movie was enjoyable, especially because he did pull of this character and portrayed it well. It’s not the best movie in the world and there are plot holes galore, but the way London is shown in this is like something I’ve never seen before. I can only recommend that you do watch it if you are a fan of Statham and his movies, it’s nice to see he’s going for something different.

  • All roads don’t lead to salvation.

    Joey (Jason Statham) is on the run from a military court martial, he’s a damaged ex-special forces solider who is now homeless, however after he seizes another man’s identity he tries to do good by doing bad.

    When I first saw the trailer to Hummingbird I turned to my mates and said “That is going to be Statham’s best!” and I wasn’t wrong there. Statham’s one of those guys who make films that are fun to watch, however this film is a little different from his others.

    Humming bird or “Redemption” as it was later changed to (which I thought Humming bird was a more fitting title), is a film more set on drama and delivering a good and somewhat powerful narrative than just action. Don’t get me wrong the action is there but there few scenes involving it.

    Statham is known to play the tough guy who beats up a group of guys and hardly gets hurt, well in this film he is still the tough guy but he’s a tough guy with depth. Statham shows the world that he can in fact act, in the film he showcases a range of emotions, to me Hummingbird is similar to Jean Claude Van Damme’s “JCVD”, as in a type cast action star does a film where he shows he is capable of doing or being something else.

    Read full review here – https://theblackholecorner.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/redemption-hummingbird/

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