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Redemption (2013)

Hummingbird (original title)
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Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity -- transforming into an avenging angel in the process.

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Steven Knight

Writer:

Steven Knight
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Joey
Agata Buzek ... Cristina
Vicky McClure ... Dawn
Benedict Wong ... Mr. Choy
Ger Ryan ... Mother Superior
Youssef Kerkour ... Bouzanis
Anthony Morris ... Taxman
Victoria Bewick Victoria Bewick ... Isabel
Christian Brassington ... Max Forrester
Danny Webb ... Damon
Sang Lui Sang Lui ... Tony
Bruce Wang Bruce Wang ... Tim
David Bradley ... Billy (as Dai Bradley)
Siobhan Hewlett ... Tracey
Steven Beard Steven Beard ... Karl
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Storyline

Nothing can prepare a man for the horrors of war--and as Joey Smith, a damaged Special Forces deserter and now a homeless drug addict, wanders London's bustling streets in complete anonymity--an unexpected discovery will soon help him get back on his feet. Little by little, as Smith struggles to rebuild his shattered life in a stolen identity as an unstoppable Chinese Mafia enforcer, the brutal death of a dear friend will, inevitably, force him to avenge her murder, dragging him deeper and deeper into a dark world of pain, guilt, and suffering. In the end, do God's plans for redemption include "Crazy" Joey, too? Written by Nick Riganas

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All roads don't lead to salvation. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Polish | Cantonese | Italian

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Redemption See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,977, 30 June 2013

Gross USA:

$36,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,671,109
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Steven Knight considered Cillian Murphy for the lead role of Joey. See more »

Goofs

When Cristina takes pictures of Joey at the fountain and the restaurant she uses a Nikon D300s. However, the camera which is laying on the table in the apartment is a Nikon D70s. See more »

Quotes

Joey: Sister, I'm Catholic.
Cristina: I'm not your sister. I'm drunk, and I'm up against the wall.
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Connections

Spoofs The Simpsons: Bart vs. Australia (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Malka Moma Si Se Bogu Moli
("A Young Girl is Praying to God")
Written by Neli Andreeva & Georgi Genov
Performed by Neli Andreeva with the Philip Koutev Choir
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All the critics can *beep* off on this one.(Quik Review)
1 July 2013 | by mariogamer2000See all my reviews

*Warning. This review is only short, I don't like to write long reviews, so please don't hate this review because its short and everything in the film isn't summarized, thank you.

I'm a huge Jason Statham fan and when I first saw the trailer for this film I was a bit skeptical whether or not, he could pull a dramatic drama performance off. And after reading some of the reviews I wasn't putting my hopes up too much, when the credits showed up, I was shocked.

Jason Statham was excellent, he wasn't the best. But what a transformation from being a *badass action hero, into playing a dramatic war veteran. This movie rocked. There was plenty of great scenes in here, and you can really tell he tried to put on his best performance.You could really feel the emotions of what his character was going through. The directing was also good and the cinematography was also great at times. You could really feel the darkish atmosphere and the danger the homeless people were in. This was most definitely a powerful drama.

So if your a fan of Jason Statham and want to watch something different from him then I recommend this. But please don't expect to see another Transporter film, the class of this one is much higher then many of his previous films.

Im going to give Hummingbird(Or Redemption in the U.S) 3 1/2 Stars. (7/10)

*Hes still badass in this film.

Although it could of have been better and is far from perfect, but it was a joy just watching Statham take on this type of role.


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