Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Movie Review: Run All Night

My daughter, granddaughter, and I went to the movies last night. We planned to see McFarland, which stars Kevin Costner as a California high school track coach. It's supposed to be heartwarming, and sounded like a pleasant movie experience.
But when I checked online for the showtime, I found the theater had dropped it. Run All Night didn't exactly look like our usual light entertainment, but its start time worked for us. 
This is one intense movie.  A manhunt with non-stop action. Lots of violence. The three of us spent the entire time in a state of unremitting tension. That doesn't sound pleasant at all, but the movie has some great things going for it, Liam Neeson for one. He manages to create a sympathetic and downright heroic hit man. Ed Harris also does a fine job. His presence reminded me of another dark movie I liked years ago: A History of Violence. But it is probably the complex relationship between Neeson's character and his son that had us saying at the end, "That was a really good movie."