In ‘Redemption,’ Jason Statham Teams With a Nun

June 25, 2013 10:54 AM

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In ‘Redemption,’ Jason Statham Teams With a Nun

Because that thug is played by the British action automaton Jason Statham, the movie is obliged to include a fair amount of ultraviolence to satisfy that star’s carnivorous fan base. The camera slavers over several gory scuffles in which Mr. Statham’s character, Joey Jones, a homeless drunken lout in London’s neo-Dickensian netherworld, dispatches his enemies three or four at time, using only his fists.

Shortly after returning to London from Afghanistan, where his misadventures as a special forces soldier left him traumatized and subject to hallucinatory flashbacks, he stumbles into a piece of luck. After a street fight he breaks into the elegant apartment of a photographer who he discovers is away...

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