Jason Statham has established himself as a rugged action machine in such franchises as "The Transporter" and "Crank," and he's back in tough-guy mode in this four-decades-later update of the Charles Bronson melodrama about a professional assassin who becomes an unlikely teacher.
The "student" is a victim's son (Ben Foster) whose thirst for vengeance comes to endanger both men. Donald Sutherland also appears, though relatively briefly, for director Simon West ("Con Air"). DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; deleted scenes. *** (R: AS, N, P, GV) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times