Liam Neeson plays a whiskey-soaked former Brooklyn hitman who sobers up sharply when his estranged son (Joel Kinnaman) becomes a target for the Mob after inadvertently witnessing a gang killing in the entertainingly brisk Run All Night. His tenacious efforts to keep his son alive are compressed into one night, giving the film the sweaty-palmed suspense of Neeson’s better action-thriller outings (this is his third teaming with director Jaume Collet-Serra following Unknown and Non-Stop). There isn’t much to the story, but the prickly father-son relationship ensures things don’t turn too sappy whenever there’s a lull in the action and the ruggedly heroic Neeson shows he still has what it takes as cinema’s favourite action dad.
Certificate 15. Runtime 114 mins. Director Jaume Collet-Serra.
Run All Night is released on Blu-ray & DVD on Monday 10 August by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:
Shoot All Night: Go behind the scenes with Director Jaume Collet-Serra and his team create a white-knuckle ride through New York’s underbelly.
Action All Night: The film’s cast and crew discuss that special something that has made Neeson a staple of grit and vulnerability on the screen
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: