Run All Night aka every Liam Neeson movie since Taken (2015)
Ever since his reinvention as an old action hero, Liam Neeson has played in almost a dozen action flicks. Run All Night is one we can enter into that list. It’s about Liam and an old friend played by Ed Harris, together they did some bad shit in the past which ended up making Ed Harris very rich and Liam Neeson very poor yet they remain good friends. When Liam’s son witnesses Ed’s son kill a man, they don’t just work it out, no, Liam ends up killing Ed Harris’ son, who then comes after him with everything that he’s got. Yep.. And the movie stars….
Liam Neeson as Jimmy Conlon, a man with a dangerous past who learned a very specific skill set which he can still use. Who has a drinking problem and looks like a bum in the beginning of the movie. Who lives in a shitty apartment even though he should be having more money. Who has maintained a terrible relationship with his only living relatives, mostly due to his dangerous past.
Man, this sounds like the exact same dude he has played in Takes 1 2 3, Non Stop, The Grey and A Walk Among The Tombstones. Even his cameo in The Next Three Days involved him looking like a bum and being in a bar. Maybe it’s just his cup of… whiskey?
Also starring Ed Harris as an old man, retired and wealthy, who did fucked up stuff in the past just to set his future straight, who is a man of code and discipline and won’t budge any other way than his own and who will go to extreme measures to solve relatively easy problems.
Man, this sounds like every movie he has done lately.. Snowpiercer, Pain and Gain, Man on a ledge, National Treasure 2. But it’s Ed fucking Harris so who cares?
Also starring Joel Kinnaman, the dude that played Robocop who shows off a far better performance here and hip hop artist Common, who plays a mercenary.