A seasoned gun-for-hire forms an unlikely alliance with a cop in order to avenge the deaths of their respective partners.
The name of this film pretty much says it all - action all the way. And Sylvester Stallone and director Walter Hill (known for his action films) have the blueprint down pat when it comes to the A-to-Z of a movie of this kind. James Bonomo (Stallone) is a grizzled hitman with a grizzly voice to match who, although thoroughly competent at kicking ass, exhibits a degree of world-weariness. Make no mistake though - he's only just a few gunshots away from busting skulls and spilling guts in the blood-soaked narrative of this film, which is based on a French graphic novel. A series of incidents leads Bonomo to team up with Taylor Kwon ( Sung Kang), the archetypical 'good cop' who is appalled by his partner's trigger-happy method of getting rid of the opposition. "You don't just kill a guy like that," says Kwon in one scene, to which Bonomo grunts in reply: "I just did." Along the way, the duo uncovers a convoluted scam that if nothing else, only gives them license to gleefully blow up more stuff. Keegan ( Jason Momoa) is a muscle-bound and menacing villain who stacks up nicely to the task of being a badass. The editing is at times a bit too choppy and the fights are often close quarters, crude and bloody. Dialogues in this film are like breaks in between more action scenes. Lisa (Sarah Shahi) plays Bonomo's estranged but tough daughter who is also attracted to Taylor. Marcus Baptiste ( Christian Slater) has a few good lines but this is undoubtedly Sly's vehicle all the way. Watch it if action films get your adrenaline pumping and you are a Stallone fan.