Jason Statham is arguably the leading action star of his generation, but with Redemption
, the feature directorial debut from talented screenwriter Steven Knight, he attempts to expand his range for the first time since The Bank Job
. While it’s not going to lead to any Oscar or BAFTA recognition, it does give viewers the chance to see the charismatic hero kiss a nun.
Statham plays a British Special Forces veteran named Smith who has fallen on very hard times. He’s an alcoholic homeless man huddling inside a box on a dingy London alley with a fellow homeless woman when a couple of criminals start harassing the junkies and the destitute. He reverts ...