Neeson aces another redemption tale in 'Run'

March 12, 2015 3:17 PM

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This is probably sad, but somehow it doesn't feel sad: The most consistently satisfying thing in the American cinema right now is the Liam Neeson action movie. With "Taken," released in January 2009, the right formula met the right actor, and ever since, it has been a delight watching Neeson play downtrodden, fundamentally decent men who realize themselves by becoming homicidal maniacs.

Now we have "Run All Night," directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, who has previously directed two of the better Neeson thrillers, "Unknown" (2012) and "Non-Stop" (2014). Collet-Serra understands the essential truth of these Neeson films, that they are thinly disguised rags-to-riches tales, in which a wor...

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