|Your not fooling anyone with that |
poor Southern accent, Statham
As for Statham's group ambushing him, the plot just turns into a cat and mouse run of the mill. There is nothing special about it. All Statham does is swap out from car to car until he gets where he needs to go. The key flaw here is convenience. Either Statham's character has a serious eye for open opportunities (which I doubt) or everyone in this particular story is extremely absent minded. Does everybody leave his or her cars unlocked? I expected more from writer John J. McLaughlin, the writer from Black Swan (2010) and Hitchcock (2012). Did McLaughlin just get bored with this one? It kind of shows too because there are scenes with respectable actors but they only show up for half the movie - beginning or end.
You have Nick Nolte playing a good friend of Statham's character. Nolte's character gives tips and hints on what to do, Statham's character disagrees and then Nolte is out of the picture for the last half. Then there's Jennifer Lopez who plays a frustrated land agent in Palm Beach. She has no purpose in the plot until half way in the movie when Statham goes to Palm beach. Supposedly she states that Statham can't make it on his own. Right,...he got around just fine stealing unlocked cars. How could anyone in Palm Beach be anymore naive? Surely there must be some idiots around town too. Lopez has no purpose in the story. She doesn't excel the story nor is she utilized to any degree that entertains. Yeah so there's a scene of her in only underwear, but that's not utilizing her talents.
Credit can only be given for having a decent main cast, ok action and the standard Jason Statham formula, but that's it. Its music is derivative, the characters are uninteresting, the story drags and is too convenient for its own good.
Points Earned --> 3:10