The movie’s first scene made me think one of the main characters is dying. Then the story rolls back to several days that precede this dramatic beginning.
As an action movie, Run All Night has the right formula with exciting fight and flight scenes. The body count is high and the car and foot chases are somewhat intense. Liam Neeson and Ed Harris both play a father, each of whom has a son. Both of their sons intersect each other’s paths one night, triggering certain events that result in the two fathers becoming sworn enemies. Singer/actor Common plays an assassin, who joins the group in the movie’s second half.
I watched this movie because of Liam Neeson, who is always fun and interesting to see, especially in action films because he usually has great fight moves. I list below the movies I’ve seen where he stars, and I rank them, where “1” is the one I like best to date.
3. Les Miserables
5. Clash of the Titans
6. The Haunting
7. Taken, Taken 2, and Taken 3
8. A Walk Among the Tombstones
9. Third Person
11. A Million Ways to Die in the West
12. The Grey