First screened in March 2014
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra. Cast: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Linus Roache, Jason Butler Harner, Frank Deal, Beth Dixon, Corey Hawkins, Quinn McColgan, Scoot McNairy, Omar Metwally, Anson Mount, Lupita Nyong'o, Bar Paly, Nate Parker, Corey Stoll. Screenplay: John W. Richardson & Christopher Roach and Ryan Engle (based on a screen story by John W. Richardson and Christopher Roach).

Twitter Capsule: Bristly, compact comment on brutality of modern "security." Maintains suspense, staves off pure lunacy impressively long.

VOR:   Doesn't push lurking irony of armed, paranoid "protectors" far enough. Verhoeven might have nailed it. Proudly dispensable, though Neeson's weird career and his unreliable antihero give one pause.

Photo © 2014 Universal Pictures/Silver Pictures/StudioCanal

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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