Wrath of Man Review: This is definitely not your average Guy Ritchie film. It is not light-hearted, albeit there is some slick dialogues. It has no comic appeal, albeit there is a bit of dry humor. Think of shortened edition of Michel Mann’s “Heat” rather than “Snatch” or “Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels”, and you’ll got some understanding of what it’s all about.
Jason Statham is perfectly fitting for the role of mysterious H., a character with dark past and blurred present. Again, it’s not Statham typical B-movie action performance, since here thriller for the most part prevails over action. It’s not entirely original work: Ritchie’s film based on French Le Convoyeur (2004), but it’s more of re-imagning than a direct copy or a straitforward remake.
Starts like action-comedy, but then getting more and more dark, as new elements of the story introduced. At some moments plot is a bit hard to follow due to non-linear structure, but the basic points are always intact. Some subplots seems lost by the third act, and its preventing film from being great. However, for the most part it’s a very soild, if unusual, effort from Ritchie entetring to a more mature ground. In the end, it’s a suspenseful heist movie involving betrayal, family tragedy and a huge, long, mercialess gunfight in the final act.