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Published April 27th 2021
An explosive revenge thriller
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Wrath of Man stars Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Josh Harnett, Scott Eastwood, Jeffrey Donovan, Niamh Algar, Laz Alonso, Eddie Marsan and Andy Garcia. It's due out in cinemas on Thursday 29 April 2021.

For the first time in more than 15 years, Jason Statham and visionary director Guy Ritchie team up for this fast-paced explosive thriller. After a deadly ambush on one of its armoured cars, Los Angeles-based Fortico Securities hires a new employee, Patrick Hill (Statham), who becomes known simply as H. Based on the French film Le convoyeur, at the next heist, H reveals his formidable skills as an expert marksman who's equally adept at hand-to-hand combat. Fearless, ruthless and lethal, the crew begin to wonder if they can trust him and what his ulterior motives might be.

A marriage made in heaven, the Richie/Statham combo creates its magic yet again in a tried and true formula,15 years (hard to believe) down the track. Showing none of the wear and tear of ageing, Statham is as fit and capable of all the demands made of him physically, to seamlessly and believably be the lethal loose cannon that he is in the film. A man seeking revenge to avenge the death of his son, the story is cleverly told in flashbacks, Richie style, weaving an intricate path as it slowly and eventually leads you to its culmination.

Statham is unwaveringly Statham going through his formulaic and stereotypical motions, while Richie's directing style plumps his character with complexity and depth that makes his role three-dimensional. The rest of the actors take a backseat to H's character and perform in equal parts; though Scott Eastwood and Holt McCallany have the opportunity to develop their characters a little further. The storyline is simple. Man sets out to avenge his son, however, it's best to leave the rest of the intricacies of the story for you to enjoy, especially if you're a Guy Richie movie fan. You won't be disappointed. The film is fast-paced, engaging and more than enjoyable despite Statham's stone-faced expressions and mumbling style of acting.

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When: In Cinemas Thursday 29 April 2021
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