Film Review: ‘Run All Night’ Starring Liam Neeson

Neeson does it again with another great thriller movie.

Run All Night starring Liam Neeson is about two men, Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeson) and his son Mike Conlon (Joel Kinnaman), who are being framed by the local New York mob for the death of the mob leader’s son, Danny.  The plot takes off when Mike is being targeted by Danny after Mike witnesses a murder committed by some of the members of the mob.  Once Jimmy realizes that his son is in trouble, he comes to the rescue and ends up killing Danny.  Upon hearing that his son is dead, the head of the gang, Shawn, sets out to kill Jimmy, Mike, and Mike’s family.  It is up to Jimmy to use the skills he learned while in the mob to protect his son, his son’s family, and himself from the wrath of this notorious gang of killers.

What was really interesting about this movie was not the great action scenes – there were a lot of them and each scene was as great as the previous one. It kept the audience members at the edge of their seats.  This movie, while being a great thriller, sets itself apart by having really intense, “jump out of your seat” moments at the most unexpected times. And what really sold the intensity in general of this film was Neeson’s terrific acting.

Lastly, looking back at the entirety of the film, it had a lot of good things going for it.  First, who doesn’t love a movie centered around taking down an entire mob?  Neeson single handedly destroys this group of individuals who have been wreaking havoc upon New York City for years, and the way he does it is really something to watch.  Also, the action scenes within the movie were fun to watch because they were not dragged out and filled with a bunch of unnecessary stunts, but rather had the right amount of action in it; especially when Neeson’s character showed off his knife skills.  Overall, “Run All Night” was fun, intense, and satisfying film to watch on whatever occasion it is that you are going out to the movies for.  “Run All Night” hits theaters on March 13, 2015.

 

-Vinesh Vora

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