Wrath of Man

Wrath of Man ★★★

Could go up to a 3.5/5 upon rewatch! I had a lot of fun with this movie, which is surprising given how self-serious it it. The dialogue isn’t great, but there’s so much obvious thought and care put into how the film is visually constructed that I almost never wasn’t having a bit of a blast. It runs a bit too long which I think dulls its emotional impact a bit in the end. But I also think this is up there with his turn as Shaw in the F&F movies as one of my favorite Jason Statham performance in recent memory; while Statham is playing it very low-energy, he’s also able to switch between threatening and charismatic like nothing the whole time. I’m really just so happy to see him and Ritchie working together again! I feel like I like this flick for the same reason I like Den of Thieves or Waterworld, in that I can just tell that everyone is trying really hard and enjoying telling this story; I’m not exactly sure what it is, but it’s just something I feel from all three.

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