Jason Statham and James Franco star in this piece of silliness from the pen of Sylvester Stallone. While I’m not giving it a good review, I can tell you that fans of Statham and Franco probably wont’ be too disappointed with this in that both do good jobs of presenting rather stupid material. Statham stars as Broker, a former DEA agent looking for a new life with his young daughter in a place that he so very obviously should’ve stayed away from. Franco stars as Gator, a small-time meth dealer looking to go bigger. When Statham’s daughter punches out his nephew on the school playground, Gator decides to get involved, and things go haywire. Statham is better than usual here, while Franco is actually kind of great as the bad guy. It’s just that Stallone’s screenplay is so routine you can guess the plot points 10 minutes before they happen. Still, it does have Kate Bosworth and Winona Ryder as meth heads, so you could do worse at the movie theaters.
Director: Gary Fleder
Producer: Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Templeton, John Thompson, Trevor Short, Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, Mark Gill, James D. Stern and Douglas Hansen
Cast: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Frank Grillo, Izabela Vidovic, Chuck Zito, Rachelle Lefevre, Marcus Hester and Clancy Brown