#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she’s returned alive.
Plot: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
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Though I haven’t watched a lot of them yet (I’ve mainly devoted my time, of late, to catching up on 1920-1970s cinematic milestones), I have a profound respect for the new roles Liam Neeson has taken on in recent years. It makes me think of what would have been had my favourite actor ever, James Cagney, hadn’t basically retired for the quiet life in the early 60’s, when the perfect storm of ‘great actors in B-movies’ hit the fans.
My lady is more a horror aficionado, and of recent vintage films, so it was nice to throw this on for a spin and show her its neo-noir tendencies, almost as if going through a ‘make your own movie’ template, checking them off one-by-one. I don’t mind that sort of rote predictability if it’s done right, and, though heavily flawed, for the most part it does. By the climax, I basically only cared for four things: that the kidnapped girl, Matthew Scudder and TJ were alive, and that the two kidnappers/murderers got their just desserts, whether it be lengthy incarceration or murder, anything so their crime spree would be ended. The film was well-made and a very enjoyable experience, so considering the relatively minor flaws (especially the one-dimensional aspect of the antagonists), I would definitely recommend at least a watch for most cinephiles out there, especially those interested in ‘true crime’ type of contemporary American cinema.
This movie had quite some premise and it is a decent enough movie but, sadly, it never really rises out of the ordinary. We have some really despicable criminals and I mean some real creepy nutcases and we have Liam Neeson as a gritty former cop turned private investigator. Good recipe to start with I would say.
Unfortunately it never really took off. Liam Neeson is doing a good job of portraying the former cop and he is pretty much making the picture. The creepy guys are, well creepy but they never really get to shine in their creepiness. Most of the other characters around are just decoration with the possible exception of the young brat whom I personally just found annoying.
Speaking of annoying I have to say that the AA sessions and the voice overs from them pretty much falls into that very category. They felt at best like unnecessary fillers to me. I do not know why it is so popular to portray “heroes” as drunks or former drunks.
The movie is not a quick paced one. It is more of a thriller than a action one although there are a few outbursts of action. Sometimes it goes quite far down the road of some real detective work and sometimes it just jumps about leaving a few inconsistencies and plot wholes hanging around.
I would say that this movie is a fairly ordinary, good but nothing special, crime story about two psychopaths and a gritty former coop given the task of chasing them down. Without Liam Neeson as a lead actor more or less carrying the movie along it would have been a fairly bland movie.
What everyone else seems to have forgotten…
… is that, long before Neeson became Hollywood’s most late-blooming action hero, he was an actor.
And a pretty good one at that.
And that is what makes this film a lot better than the other reviews would have you believe.
Yes, I confess, a guilty pleasure, I loved TAKEN. But movies like TAKEN are a crapshoot, a gamble, a party trick where you are constantly trying to find something new and different to resonate with the audience, to make up for the fact that there is little substance to the project. (As was proved by TAKEN 2, one of the worst movies I have ever seen, with some of the most glaring editing mistakes).
Here we go old school. Written by one of the best writers of the last century and directed by Scott Frank, a man who certainly knows how to frame a scene for mood and impact. (At the half way point, a girl in a red hood crosses the street in front of the villains. The scene should not have memorable, but Frank makes it so).
An “old school” classic. Three quarters of a century ago, even Bogey would have taken this part. And been the better for it.
Young “Astro” who plays the ghetto-smart TJ steals all his scenes and, for those with a good ear, even channels the speech patterns of Will Smith, from any movie Smith ever appeared in. This kid has a future.
Liked it for a late-summer afternoon
Liam Neeson delivers as a brooding, hulking ex-cop on a mission. It’s always a treat to see Liam command every scene. There’s something about his walk – as the director took great aim in capturing. Walking and brooding against fences, walls, and buildings. A determined walk. This movie is a clever and engaging thriller/mystery with a mesmerizing star. Surprising was the metamorphosis of Dan Stevens into a tormented under-world character. Olafir Olafsson also commands every scene as another tormented soul. Brian “Astro” Bradley is compelling as the young teen. What was most intriguing was Eric Nelsen, who evokes disgust at his life choices, yet compassion. He has the face of an angel and yet conveyed torment about his life choices. I liked the movie for a late-summer thriller/murder-mystery stroll into the theaters!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min), 1 hr 48 min (108 min) (Mainland China Censored Version)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Scott Frank
Writer Lawrence Block (based on the novel by), Scott Frank (written for the screen by)
Actors Liam Neeson, Maurice Compte, Patrick McDade, Luciano Acuna Jr.
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Cross Creek Pictures, Jersey Films, Exclusive Media, Double Feature Films
Sound Mix Datasat, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Plus 4:3, Panavision Primo, B-, C-Series and Ultra Speed MKII Lenses, Red Epic, Panavision Primo and Ultra Speed MKII Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor PostWorks, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 3,132.1 m (6 reels)
Negative Format Redcode RAW, SxS Pro
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format), ProRes 4:4:4 (2K) (source format), Redcode RAW (5K) (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema